Drunk driver crashes on South end road | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A 73-year-old woman was cited for DUI after her vehicle veered off of the windy road that stretches from East Mercer Way up to the South end shopping center, in the 9400 block of S.E. 70th Place, at 5:47 p.m. on Monday, June 24. Her Toyota four-runner collided into a tree, resulting in significant damage. The driver put the vehicle into reverse but then pulled forward and struck a mailbox. She drove for another 800 feet before the vehicle broke down and was no longer drivable. When a fire department aid crew arrived at the scene, the driver denied being injured. She was arrested for DUI. Two witnesses were present.

By the numbers

For the month of June, the Mercer Island Police Department reported eight total arrests and 1,120 calls for service.

There were 22 thefts, nine burglaries, one rape and eight cases of identity theft. The traffic report includes 12 traffic accidents, two DUI accidents, one bike and pedestrian accident, two hit-and-runs, three DUI arrests and four persons injured.

Police issued 257 total citations, including 39 parking tickets.

Saturday | Jun. 22

Boat incident: Marine Patrol stopped the 27-year-old driver of an 18-foot boat on Lake Washington. Three days later, the man reported that the patrol boat damaged his boat during the stop.

Monday | 24

Animal complaint: A 34-year-old woman reported that her daughter, 6, was bitten by a neighbor’s dog at 12:40 p.m. in the 3600 block of 86th Avenue S.E. The girl was bitten on the back of her leg while playing in their front deck area.

Malicious mischief: Someone fired BB pellets into the windshield of a Chevy truck and caused three holes between 1 and 2 p.m. in the 9700 block of S.E. 36th Street, in the Globe building parking lot. The estimated cost of replacing the windshield is $500.

Tuesday | 25

Twitter incident: Someone posted a South end resident’s home address on Twitter between 8 a.m. and 2:40 p.m.

Burglaries: Someone destroyed French-style doors with a pry bar at 4:50 p.m. at a home in the 8300 block of S.E. 30th Place. The suspect was interrupted when the homeowner returned home. Police took a heavy black jacket into evidence.

Three additional burglaries happened around the same timeframe.

Thursday | 27

Trespass: Two Mercer Island male subjects, ages 18 and 19, were trespassed at 8:43 a.m. from Shorewood property after continually loitering, in the 3200 block of Shorewood Drive.

Stolen drums: A full Yamaha drum set worth $425 was stolen around 3:40 p.m. from the Mercer Island Thrift Store in the 7700 block of S.E. 34th Street.

License plate theft: A 54-year-old Mercer Island man reported that his old, cancelled license plate is in use on another vehicle that has been using the SR-520 bridge and getting ticketed for parking. The victim left his old plates with a Bellevue Toyota dealer in May 2012.

Saturday | 29

Bike theft: A BMX bicycle was stolen from underneath a deck in the 2700 block of 71st Avenue S.E., in a First Hill neighborhood, sometime during Saturday night.

Car prowl: An 85-year-old woman’s Toyota Corolla was prowled overnight in the 2400 block of 64th Avenue S.E. No items were stolen.

Sunday | 30

Parking incident: A Volkswagen van registered to a 46-year-old Seattle man was parked in a lane of North Mercer Way, in the 8400 block, at 3:50 p.m. Police found that the vehicle was only five feet from the center line. It was in the middle of a curve, and drivers coming from both directions had limited sight distance. Police issued a citation, called a tow truck and impounded the vehicle.



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