Man in car found unresponsive while driving suffered from diabetic issue

A Dodge Durango SUV blocking the roadway near Mickelberry Road and Bucklin Hill Road in Silverdale was found to have an unresponsive man inside the vehicle. The man, who had his foot on the brake, did not respond to officers who attempted to contact him inside the vehicle.

From 11:54 a.m. until 12:19 p.m., deputies attempted to make contact with the 74-year-old driver. According to KCSO Public Spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson, the driver would look to deputies, motion them away, and then would close his eyes again.

To keep from "startling" the driver, deputies pinned the man's vehicle between two patrol cars, said Wilson. Deputies attempted to use a slim jim to open the man's car, and were unable to do so. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and determined the man was having a medical issue to to a diabetic problem, Wilson said.

CKF&R officials used "forced entry" to get inside the car to assist the man.

The Silverdale man's daughter was called, and she confirmed the man's diabetic problem. The driver's son-in-law came to the scene to retrieve the car and a handgun that had been located inside the vehicle as well, Wilson noted.

Wilson was unsure if the man was released to family or taken to the hospital.

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