Driver sleeping in roadway booked for DWI

A Mississippi man was arrested on his second DWI in less than a year after a Lincoln Parish deputy sheriff found him asleep behind the wheel in the roadway.

Early Wednesday morning, Alberto Hernandez, 34, of Horn Lake, Miss. was found asleep in his Ford pickup in the northbound lane of La. Highway 33. When the deputy attempted to wake the driver, Hernandez drove off, traveling a short distance before stopping again.

A Louisiana State Police trooper responded to the scene and administered field sobriety tests. Hernandez was arrested and taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for a breath test.

Hernandez submitted to the test with a result of 0.172g%, over twice the legal limit in Louisiana. A records check showed Hernandez was arrested for DWI in July and he did not possess a driver’s license.

Hernandez was booked for DWI-second offense and no driver’s license. Bail was set at $5,500.

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