BEDFORD, N.Y. — A Mount Kisco man found unconscious in the driver's seat of his running car on June 22 was charged with driving while intoxicated, Beford Police report.
Police received a report at 3:45 p.m. of a man passed out at the wheel on South Bedford Road with his foot on the gas pedal. The car was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of I-684.
Officers tried to awaken Travis Anthony-Lee Johnson, 21, and checked him for medical conditions, but he did not regain consciousness, police said. The Bedford Hills Fire Department and ALS were called and paramedics checked Johnson's sugar level and also administered oxygen, police said.
According to police, there was a strong odor of alcohol on Johnson's breath and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. When he regained consciousness, police said, Johnson admitted he had consumed four 18-ounce cans of beer. He failed field sobriety tests and could not follow directions to perform one of the tests, police said.
ALS ambulance services transported Johnson to Northern Westchester Hospital, where he was arrested and given a blood test to measure his blood alcohol content, the results of which are pending, police said.
Johnson was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, refusing a pre-screening test and not wearing a seat belt, both traffic infractions; and a parking violation.
Johnson was released on $100 bail and will return to Bedford Town Court on July 12.
The following item was also reported in the Bedford Police blotter:
A Millertown Road resident called police on June 26 to report a burglary at his home between June 10 and June 26. The caller said $100 cash had been stolen from a piggy bank and $1,200 cash from another location in the house. The resident said the house was unlocked and there was no evidence of forced entry.