Driver Caught Drunk, Sleeping in Drive-Thru: Cops

The keys were in the ignition, and the car was in drive, police say

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012  |  Updated 11:36 AM CDT
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Driver Caught Sleeping in Drive-Thru: Cops

Walter Dixon

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A driver who passed out in a River North McDonald’s drive-thru is probably not lovin’ his DUI charges.
 
Walter Dixon, 30, of Memphis, Tenn., and his friend fell asleep while waiting for their turn at Rock ‘N Roll McDonalds at 600 N. Clark St. on New Year’s Day, the Chicago Tribune reports.

 
Officers found the SUV’s key in the ignition, the car in drive and Dixon’s foot weighing heavily on the brake, according to a police report. 
 
The next voice Dixon heard wasn’t the drive-thru cashier, but police telling him to hand them the keys. That’s when they smelled alcohol on his breath, police said. 
 
The man didn’t have any ID on him and lied about his name and where he lived, resulting in an obstruction of identification charge being added to driving on a revoked license and DUI charges, said police.
 
The Tennessee man admitted he drank several glasses of wine. Officers spotted a bottle of opened tequila in the SUV, the report said.
 
Dixon’s blood-alcohol content registered at .207, more than twice the legal limit, according to the report. 
 
The man told police he “just wanted another McDonald’s sandwich,” the report said. 

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