Police: Drunken Driver Passes Out at Traffic Light on Hall Road
The Utica police arrested a man on Hall Road after they said he passed out in his vehicle while stopped at a red light.
A 19-year-old Shelby Township man was arrested on charges of operating while under the influence of alcohol on Sept. 6 after a Utica police officer found him sleeping inside his vehicle at green light on Hall Road.
A Utica police officer said in a report that just before 3 a.m., he noticed a vehicle had remained stationary on M-59 after the traffic light turned green.
The cars behind began to honk and pass the stationary vehicle. When the officer arrived, he noticed a man "slumped over" sleeping in the driver's seat. The vehicle was still in gear and the driver's foot was on the brake.
The officer said the man was "in a deep sleep" when he knocked on the window to wake up the driver.
The driver told police he had five or six beers at a concert with friends earlier in the evening. According to the police report, the man failed two sobriety tests and blew a .186 percent on a blood alcohol test.
His vehicle was impounded and the man was arrested and taken to the Utica police station.
According to state stastics, Utica police officers made the most drunken driving arrests in Michigan based on department size.