A Greenfield Twp. man was taken into custody for suspicion of drunk driving after being found unconscious behind the wheel of a parked vehicle.

A Greenfield Twp. man was taken into custody for suspicion of drunk driving after being found unconscious behind the wheel of a parked vehicle.
The suspect was observed by Officer John Bradley in a maroon 2013 Ford truck which was parked in the Mount Carmel Church lot at the corner of Fallbrook St. and Dundaff St. at 1:48 a.m. on Feb. 1.
Officer Bradley informed Officer Brian Rock of this, and the two of them returned together to the scene.  Once there, Bradley positioned himself on the passenger side of the vehicle while Rock walked up to the driver’s side.
Rock noticed a man passed out behind the wheel, holding the keys to the truck in his hand.  The man was later identified as William Smith, 27, of 130 Franklin Ave. in Greenfield Township.
Rock tapped on the driver’s side window several times and shined his flashlight into Smith’s eyes, awakening him.  According to the crime report, Smith just stared back at him with “a blank and dazed expression on his face,” so Rock opened up the door and asked Smith if he was okay.
The crime report states that Smith appeared to be in an intoxicated condition.  Rock observed that his eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy, his speech was incoherent, and a strong odor of alcohol was emanating from his person.  It also took Smith about a minute to produce his driver’s license from his wallet when Rock asked to see it.
Rock ran a check on the license and discovered that it was suspended, although no reason was given for the suspension.  He attempted to administer a series of field sobriety tests, but Smith told him it wasn’t necessary.
“There’s no need to do the tests, I’m drunk,” Smith stated, according to the crime report.  “I had several drinks tonight.”
When asked how many, Smith replied, “About ten.”
At that point, Rock placed Smith under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and took him into custody.  Rock then conducted a pat-down search and found a plastic sandwich bag in Smith’s right pants pocket as well as a cellophane bag in his right pants coin pocket, both of which contained a green, leafy substance which later tested positive for marijuana.  The two bags were inventoried and placed into evidence.
Smith was transported to police headquarters for processing, although the DUI Center had closed for the evening.  His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded by G & G Towing.
Officer Rock filed the crime report.