State Police say 24-year-old Adam Hughes found 'asleep in the fully reclined driver’s seat with a Coors beer bottle between his legs'
WAYLAND — A Maple City man faces a drunk driving charge and other infractions after driving a vehicle into a ditch in Wayland, reclining his seat and falling asleep with a beer bottle between his legs and the doors locked early Friday morning, New York State Police say.
Adam Hughes, 24, of Hornell was charged by Wayland-based troopers with driving while intoxicated, drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway and failure to use a designated lane.
Hughes was issued tickets returnable to Wayland Town Court and his vehicle was towed from a Laf- A- Lot Road resident’s front yard.
Earlier, Steuben County 911 had dispatched troopers to Laf-A-Lot Road for a report of a car that went off the road. The caller had stated that there was a man passed out in the driver’s seat of the vehicle who appeared to be intoxicated. When State Police arrived they spoke with the driver’s brother who said his brother had called him and asked him for some help as he was in a ditch and needed help to get out.
According to troopers, the homeowner came outside because he could hear a car engine revving after the vehicle had traveled off the road, gone down a 20-foot embankment and come to rest on a large pile of rocks.
State Police said they observed Hughes “asleep in the fully reclined driver’s seat with a Coors beer bottle between his legs and other beer cans and bottles in the car.”
After being awoken by authorities, Hughes “eventually rolled down the window and unlocked the car and got out of the vehicle,” troopers said.
Taken to the Wayland barracks, Hughes’ blood alcohol level was determined to be .09 of 1 percent, police said.