Man Who Allegedly Fell Asleep in McDonalds Drive-Thru Line Charged With DWI

Police charge a dozen people with drunk driving in July and August.

South Brunswick Police charged 12 individuals with driving while intoxicated in various incidents over the final two months of the summer.

Among those charged were Jose Irizarry, 25, of New York City, who police said fell asleep while waiting on the drive-thru line at a fast food restuarant.

On Aug. 28 at 12:15 a.m., police were called to the drive-thru at the McDonald’s on Route 1 for a man sleeping in his vehicle. Officers arrived to Irizarry allegedly asleep in a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country while waiting on the drive-thru line. Irizarry's breath smelled of alcohol he had slurred speech, according to police. 

Irizarry told the reporting officer that he had been drinking earlier in the evening. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, and reckless driving before being released on a summons pending his first court appearance.

In another incident, police charged a Cranbury man with DWI after he allegedly came close to causing a head-on crash on July 21. Bryan Perez-Monzon, 23, was charged after a witness reported the side mirror of his vehicle was allegedly clipped by Perez-Monzon's 1993 Toyota at about 1:30 a.m. 

According to police, Perez-Monzon then lost control of his vehicle, which went across grassy field before coming to rest against a curb. Perez-Munoz then allegedly attempted to leave the scene, but was detained by witnesses.

Police said Perez-Mozon was in the country illegally and he was placed in the Middlesex County Correction Center on a detainer from ICE after being charged with numerous motor vehicle offenses, including drunk driving.

Also charged over the summer was a Monmouth Junction man who allegedly was found by police lying in a township roadway.

On Aug. at 10:11 p.m., officers came upon Guadalupe Damian–Gomez lying in Beekman Road with his 2000 Dodge pickup nearby, according to police. Damian-Gomez had allegedly been involved in a hit-n-run crash minutes earlier on Route 1, when he pulled off the highway and got out of his vehicle, according to police.

Damian-Gomez was allegedly unable to stand or perform field sobriety tests, so he was transported to the University Medical Center at Princeton for treatment, police said. He was charged with numerous motor vehicle violations including driving while intoxicated.

troy snyder September 07, 2013 at 09:31 AM
Why careless driving?


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