Driver found asleep in middle of road
A man is facing charges after police say they found him drunk and asleep at the wheel of a car parked in the middle of rural North Otago road this morning.
Officers were called to Georgetown-Ngapara Rd at 3am after receiving a call from a truck driver saying there was a vehicle stopped in the road.
A police spokeswoman said the man in the driver's seat was woken and recorded an excess breath alcohol level of 589mcg. The legal limit is 250mcg.
He would appear in the Oamaru District Court on December 2 charged with drink-driving.