Man asleep in driveway charged with impaired

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A 25-year-old man was charged with impaired driving after he was observed asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle in a driveway in the east end of St. John’s about 3:04 a.m. this morning.

A member of the public called the RNC.

The accused was released from custody to appear in court at a later date.

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  • Whaddaya At ?
    December 07, 2012 - 14:19

    Reminds me of the nosy ol' bag on the TV series ' Bewitched ', who spent her time peeking through her curtains, spying on her neighbours. Kudos to drivers who notify police when they suspect another driver of being impaired, but notifying police at 3 A:M that your neighbour is asleep in his car, in his driveway ????.

  • Richard
    December 07, 2012 - 14:12

    If he had the cars keys he can be charged.

  • John Smith
    December 07, 2012 - 13:58

    It's possible he could've simply left a house party and decided to sleep it off in his car. I can't see how these charges can stick without any solid evidence that the guy was actually driving while intoxicated.

  • wavy
    December 07, 2012 - 13:14

    To all previous comments below: I guess that's why he was charged with, and not convicted of, a crime. The details will hopefully come out later in court. Are people self-amused and entertained by jumping to conclusions? Talk about nosy neighbours with nothing better to do...

  • Me
    December 07, 2012 - 13:04

    i go out and sleep in the car all the time if the wife is pissed with me, lol, doesn't necessarily mean i drove home but walked from the house to the car.

  • Sasha Summers
    December 07, 2012 - 12:55

    How do they know he didn't walk home from a party, forgot his door key and decided to sleep in the car?

  • John Smith - Interesting
    December 07, 2012 - 12:32

    You guys make me sick, 9 chances out of 10 he drove home in this state and could of killed anyone, I bet it would be a different comment if they stuck one of your love ones, good job nosy neighbours

  • John Smith
    December 07, 2012 - 12:17

    How can you be charged with impaired driving if you are sleeping in a non-moving car??

  • INTERESTING
    December 07, 2012 - 11:55

    Nosy neighbours with nothing better to do that time of the morning then spy on their neighbour. He was ASLEEP.

    • Mable
      December 07, 2012 - 13:33

      Let me get this straight... He was sleeping in a still car... right? So, how can he get charged with a DUI...?? He wasn't driving and the car wasn't running,,, !! That sounds pretty Newfie to me man.... !!