A Jersey City man had a bad trip through Connecticut when Westport police found him asleep behind the wheel at a green light on January 31. The incident took place around 3:30 a.m., when a police car came upon a stopped vehicle on the westbound lane of Post Road East. The driver, who the department identified as Joseph Mayes, was asleep with his foot on the brake.
It took several tries, but police were able to wake Mayes up. He appeared confused by instructions to park the vehicle, and instead continued on Post Road East. Police were eventually able to get him to pull over into a parking lot, where he failed a series of field sobriety tests. He’s been charged with DUI and disobeying the signal of an officer. He was released after posting a $500 bond.
The problem with out-of-state DUI charges is that if you’re convicted, the consequences can follow you home. Protect yourself and your driving privileges. Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DWI defense lawyer.