Poulsbo woman charged with DUI after her car strikes pedestrian

POULSBO — A Poulsbo woman is charged with DUI after her car struck a pedestrian at Highway 305 and Totten Road late Jan. 3.

Stephanie Ann Giebel, 57, was released from Kitsap County Jail on Jan. 4 and is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m., in Kitsap County District Court room 201, according to the court.

According to Washington State Patrol, Jordan M. Nelson, 20, of Poulsbo walked into the southbound lane of Highway 305 and was struck by a Honda Accord driven by Victor S. Schiavone, 67, of Suquamish. Nelson was knocked into the northbound lane where he was struck by Giebel’s car, a Ford Taurus. The incident occurred about 8:11 p.m., according to state patrol.

Nelson was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton; according to Poulsbo Fire Department, he was treated and released.

"When our guys showed up, they asked where the patient was. Some bystanders pointed over to the side of the road," fire department spokeswoman Jody Matson said. "The guy was sitting there and got up and walked over to the medic unit. He’s one tough guy and very lucky he wasn’t hurt more."

Schiavone, his passenger, and Giebel were not injured, WSP reported.

The cause was determined to be “pedestrian in roadway,” and Schiavone was not charged. Giebel was arrested on suspicion of DUI and her car impounded by Gateway Towing.


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