Cops: Sleeping drunk driver blocked Wendy’s drive-through
A Florida man was detained for DUI after he was found passed out in his car in the drive-through of a fast food restaurant, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Charles William Cribbs, 42, of Pinecrest Road in Live Oak, Fla., was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Monday morning.
Officers were called to the Wendy’s on Whiskey Road just after midnight on Sunday, where employees said a motorist had fallen asleep in his car while at the speaker box in the drive-through where customers’ orders are taken, according to an incident report. The car was impeding other customers.
Police found a blue Dodge Ram with the engine running and the driver, Cribbs, sitting in the seat in a “deep sleep” with his cellphone on his lap, the report stated. He didn’t respond to verbal attempts to wake him or to officers shaking his arms, but did awaken after several sternum rubs to the chest, police said.
Cribbs told officers he’d been working 16 hours the last couple of days cleaning up storm debris, police said. Officers could smell alcohol on Cribbs’ breath, and he told them he had three or four beers that night.
Cribbs failed multiple field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He was given a breathalyzer that yielded a .16 percent blood-alcohol content.