A sleeping man woke up to DUI charges after a trooper spotted him dozing off behind the wheel of his car on Interstate 84 early Tuesday.
The man’s Subaru Impreza was stopped in the right lane of the interstate near the Exit 18 on-ramp in Middlebury shortly after midnight.
A trooper on a patrol check noticed that the vehicle was parked in an area where only “emergency stopping” was permitted.
The officer parked behind the Subaru with lights activated before approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle where the Newtown man slept.
After waking him up, the trooper observed that the man showed signs of intoxication. The 30-year-old failed field sobriety tests.
He was subsequently arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and failing to obey a traffic sign.