Eastlake: Man found drunk, snoring, asleep at stoplight

12:12 PM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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EASTLAKE -- Police find a driver asleep, snoring and drunk with his foot on the brake at a traffic light.

Just before 12:30 a.m. Feb. 15, police responded to the area of E. 337th Street and Vine Street for a report of a man stopped at the traffic light, asleep behind the wheel of a car.

On arrival they saw the man slumped behind the wheel of the vehicle. Officers knocked on the window several times in an effort to get the driver's attention but he did not respond.

The driver's door was then opened and an obvious odor of an alcoholic beverage was coming from the driver.

The driver had his foot on the brake of the car and was snoring. Officers put the vehicle in park, then called out to the man in an effort to wake him and several attempts to do so failed.

They then shook the man's shoulder in an effort to wake him, at which time he began to stir.

After several moments, the man raised his head and mumbled something unintelligible. Finally he awakened and, when asked what he was doing, he said he was waiting for his friend.

The man looked around and spotted the officers and uttered an expletive.

After failing field sobriety testing, the man, 35, from Willowick, was arrested for OVI, driving under suspension and obstructing an intersection.

His Breathalyzer test came back as 0.164, more than twice the .08 legal limit.


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