Police Find Driver Allegedly Passed Out at the Wheel

A Lynnfield man was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol after he registered more than twice the limit in breathalyzer tests early Saturday.


A Lynnfield 24-year-old was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol after police found him apparently passed out in a car early Saturday.

Robert Conway of 6 Daventry Court is due back in Lynn District Court on April 1 after his arraignment Monday on the OUI and negligent operation of a motor vehicle charges, court records state.

He was released on personal recognizance bail and ordered not to drive without a valid license, the record states.

On Saturday at 1 a.m., Swampscott police were dispatched to Puritan Road for a report of a motor vehicle parked in the road with no one else around.

The patrolman pulled behind a black Ford Mustang at a stop sign at the intersection of Puritan Road and Humphrey Street.

The Mustang remained stopped at the sign for a few minutes, its brake lights on.

The officer activated his blue lights and, when he got to the Mustang's driver-side window, saw two men passed out inside, the report states.

The officer tried knocking on the window to get the driver's attention, to no avail, the report states.

Then, with the help of another officer who arrived to the scene, they opened the driver's side door to wake the driver, the report states.

Upon opening the door the officer smelled alcohol, the report states.

An officer shook the driver by the shoulders to wake him, the report states.

The driver was then given a field sobriety test, which he failed, the report states.

The driver was taken into custody and given a breathalyzer test at the Swampscott Police Station but the machine failed to work. Police took the man to Marblehead's police staiton where he took two breathalyzer tests, registering an 0.178 and 0.172, more than twice the legal limit of .08, the report states.


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