Police: Alabama man found asleep at the wheel
Updated 4:36 pm, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
WESTPORT — A man from Alabama is facing drunken-driving charges after he was found passed out it in a gas station parking lot with his car still in drive and a Vodka bottle in his lap, police said.
Westport police were dispatched to Post Road East around 3:30 p.m. July 11 on reports of a black Toyota Corolla driving erratically in the area.
A search of the surrounding area revealed a car fitting the description in the Sunoco gas station parking lot on Riverside Avenue.
Police found 64-year-old Erskine Scott, of Camden, Alabama, asleep in the driver’s seat of the car, which was still running and in drive, with a bottle of Vodka in between his legs.
Upon waking Scott up, police said that the driver’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol.
Scott later failed the field sobriety test and he was taken into police custody. Back at headquarters, Scott tested positive for “a high level of intoxication,” police said.
Scott was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. He was released on a $2,500 bond ahead of a July 17 court date.
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