Police carry sleeping drunk driver to alcohol test

Police carry sleeping drunk driver to alcohol test
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A driver was so drunk on Monday night that police officers had to carry him to their station for a blood test, authorities in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate said.

The 57-year-old apparently fell asleep while driving. A resident in the small town of Mayen called to report seeing a man sleeping in his car around 10 pm, and police found him still wearing his seatbelt, slumped over the steering wheel.

According to the report, the car motor was still warm and the keys were in the ignition.

“Inside the car there was an intense smell of alcohol,” the statement said.

Officers were unable to stir the slumbering driver, who slept through transport to the station, the blood test and the confiscation of his driver’s licence.

“Hard work for the police officers who had to carry the man,” the statement added.

The man spent the night in a local hospital for observation after officers failed to reach a family member to pick him up.

The Local/ka

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