Driver arrested after passing out with car in drive
South Milwaukee - A 35-year-old South Milwaukee man was arrested for his fourth drunken driving offense after falling asleep behind the wheel in the middle of the street in the 1000 block of Sycamore Avenue about 1 a.m. Dec. 24.
He was also arrested for possessing less than one gram of a cocaine-based substance and illegal drug paraphernalia, and for carrying concealed weapons.
According to a South Milwaukee police report:
A witness reported that a car was stopped in the middle of the street and the driver was motionless.
The vehicle was in drive and a man was passed out in the driver's seat with his foot on the brake when officers arrived to the scene. He had a crack pipe and a jackknife lying on his lap.
When the man awoke, he told officers that he was looking for his dog and that he was not sleeping in his vehicle. An officer asked for the man's driver's license and he handed him a credit card.
The 35-year-old South Milwaukee man failed his field sobriety tests and was arrested for drunken driving. Police then found two more jackknives and a multi-purpose tool in his pockets. Less than gram of a cocaine-based substance was found on the driver's side seat of his car. A small club and a drill bit were also confiscated from the man's vehicle.
The man was transported to Aurora-St. Luke's South Shore for a blood draw.
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