Seabeck woman arrested for drunk driving and possession of heroin

An intoxicated Seabeck woman was arrested for driving under the influence as well as for the possession of heroin while driving in Bremerton Sept. 17.

A police officer was driving west on 11th Street at about 3:20 a.m. when he observed a white Jeep Wrangler swerve across the yellow line from the westbound lane to the eastbound lane. The officer stopped the driver in the area of 11th Street and Montgomery Avenue.

The officer asked the 22-year-old driver if she knew why she was pulled over. She said it was because she was swerving, which she explained was because she had received a text message stating that her grandfather was ill. She added that she knew she should not be texting while driving. The officer noticed the woman’s eyes were bloodshot and watery and detected an odor of intoxicants coming from her vehicle.

When the officer asked her if she drank anything, she answered that she had one beer earlier in the night. The woman complied with participating in field sobriety tests. She missed walking heel to toe in every step, according to reports. After agreeing to submitting a voluntary preliminary breath test, a captured sample came out to being .109.

The woman was arrested and transported to Kitsap County jail. While searching her purse at the jail, several syringes were found as well as two plastic bags containing a brown tar-like substance. The woman said she was diabetic but the substance tested positive for heroin. She was booked into jail for driving under the influence and the possession of heroin.

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