A man was found dead in the car he stole from a bar in New York
What started as a wedding party turned into a wild night, which involved a bar fight, a stolen vehicle and a suspect passed out while driving said stolen vehicle. And it all happened at a place called the Back Door Bar. Police say a 31-year-old Pennsylvania man now faces a number of charges, after the series of wild altercations took place early Sunday morning.
WKTV says the man was at the party with friends when a very courteous bartender at the bar in Old Forge, New York, offered to drive the wedding guests back to the cabin where they were staying. This apparently did not sit well with the suspect, who got into a fight with a friend at the bar, police say. When the bartender attempted to break up the fight, our suspect made a mad dash toward a bar patron’s vehicle that had been left running in the parking lot.
Authorities say the suspect didn’t go overboard. as he was later found passed out driving the same vehicle on State Route 28. Police say when they caught up to him, the sleeping suspect woke up and began fighting with them as he was arrested. he was eventually taken into custody early Sunday with a blood alcohol level of 0.22%, more than two and a half times the legal limit.
Old Forge is a hamlet in the town of Webb, Herkimer County.
No more suspects asleep at the wheel
You may remember this story from November 2021? A 34-year-old New York state man, who police say was driving more than four times the legal limit, has been arrested. According to police, it all started when the man crashed into a dumpster and then drove straight through the grass. Authorities caught up with the suspected drunk driver after finding the vehicle on a nearby road. Police said the suspect was sleeping at the wheel.
WBNG says the accident happened when the man’s vehicle hit the dumpster. Police arrested the man after waking him from his nap and took him to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office where he blew 0.37%, more than four times the state’s legal limit. There isn’t much more information about it at the moment, although it was lucky that this suspected drunk driver didn’t hurt anyone during his crazy night out. The next time you want to take a nap, take it in your own bed.