Man charged with DWI after falling asleep behind the wheel, blowing .344

Austin Police say 63-year-old Francisco Rodriguez had a blood alcohol content of 0.344 when he fell asleep behind the wheel on Guadalupe and W.

30th St. (Photo: MGN Online)

AUSTIN, Texas —

Austin Police say a man faces a DWI charge after they found him asleep behind the wheel on Guadalupe Street. Police say 63-year-old Francisco Rodriguez had a blood alcohol content of .344–nearly four times the legal limit–on the night a tow truck driver found his asleep behind the wheel. On April 18th, police were called to the intersection of Guadalupe Street and West 30th around 8:13 p.m.

A tow truck driver had called 911 to report a car blocking the southbound lanes of Guadalupe. In court documents, the driver is identified as Francisco Rodriguez. When police arrived, the tow truck driver told officers the vehicle was sitting there with brake lights on, but not moving when the light turned green.

According to court documents, the tow truck driver told police he put the car in park, turned off the ignition and woke up the driver. Police found an empty bottle of whisky on the driver’s side dashboard. In court documents, Rodriguez also admitted to drinking a bottle of tequila throughout the day.

Rodriguez is charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

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