A Port Chester man was charged with driving while intoxicated after officers found him asleep behind the wheel of his truck on Slater Street, according to the Port Chester Police Department.
An officer was on patrol at 6 a.m. on Sunday when he spotted a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer sitting idle on Slater Street. The SUV was running, the transmission was in drive and both the driver and passenger were fast asleep, Lt. James Ladeairous said.
The officer tapped on the driver's side window, waking 28-year-old Antonio Vallejo-Mendez. After conducting a field sobriety test, the officer determined Vallejo-Mendez had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit, Ladeairous said.
The passenger, a Port Chester woman, was released.
Vallejo-Mendez was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. While going through an inventory of the Port Chester man's belongings after they brought him to headquarters, police found a folded $100 bill with "a white, powdery substance" inside, Ladeairous said. The powder tested positive for cocaine, according to police, and Vallejo-Mendez was charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance.
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