Driver found sleeping in road arrested

An Arlington, Texas, man was booked for his second DWI charge after Ruston Police found him asleep or passed out behind the wheel early Sunday morning.

About 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a police patrol supervisor found a Honda Accord stopped in the roadway on McAllister Street just south of Second Avenue. The vehicle was running, and the driver appeared to be asleep. It took some time to awaken Randall R. Smith, 26. Smith then had difficulty getting the car into park.

Police smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Smith and saw that he had problems maintaining his balance. When Smith was arrested, a suspected pill of oxycodone was found in his pocket.

Smith refused to undergo field sobriety testing and refused to take a breath test. He was booked for second offense DWI and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Bail was set at $3,500.

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