Fatigue can manifest in some strange ways. These include many symptoms that may seem similar to being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, such as confusion and clumsiness. Despite this, a man in Louisiana is now facing drug charges after he allegedly fell asleep at a drive thru.
The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in September. According to reports, police were called to the scene after a man was found sleeping while in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Officers claim they turned off the engine, and when the man awakened, he attempted to put the vehicle into drive.
Police say that the man admitted that he fell asleep because he was both tired and "high." Once he exited the vehicle, reports indicate that police discovered drug paraphernalia that contained what they suspect to be marijuana residue on it. Police claim that the 37-year-old man refused a breath test and did not perform well on a field sobriety test. He was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated.
When facing Louisiana drug charges, one likely wants to ensure that his or her rights were not violated in the events leading up to the arrest, as well as during the proceedings that follow. Without legal experience, people suspected of a crime may not realize the impact of certain information provided to police officers. Fortunately, there are experienced professionals who can help those facing drug charges, among others, navigate the criminal justice system.
Source: dailycomet.com, "Police: 'Tired and high' man falls asleep at drive-thru", Sept. 11, 2017