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Man Asleep at Wheel Charged With DUI

A 69-year-old Oxford man was found sleeping behind the wheel at 2:31 p.m. on Monday, police say.

 

A 69-year-old Oxford man was found sleeping behind the wheel of his car and was later charged with driving over the influence on Moose Hill Road Monday, according to a police report.

Donald Kosakowski, of 61 Punkup Road, was found by police at the corner of Moose Hill Road and Route 188 at 2:31 p.m., police said. The transmission was in drive but the driver was sleeping, police said.

He was released on a $500 bond and will be arraigned Feb. 15 at Derby Superior Court.

Eleanor Bruce February 02, 2013 at 10:01 PM
I think people should not be charged when they decide to sleep in their cars, that way we save some money and lives . The only one get the benefits is the Insurance companies. I am sure when this law was made the insurance companies were involved and we the people have to pay more taxes
ConcernedResident February 03, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Whatever happened to the cops who would find a person like this, wake him/her and give them a ride home while letting them know they should not do this? Is arresting this man really necessary? The ONLY benefactors are the town because they get paid back for the ticket, the attorneys who represent both the state and the person. I understand you shouldn't drink and drive but this is not productive.
Craig Zac February 04, 2013 at 03:52 PM
According to this story, This guy "was found by police at the corner of Moose Hill Road and Route 188 at 2:31 p.m., police said. The transmission was in drive but the driver was sleeping, police said." So he didnt just decide to sleep in his car, he actually drove to the corner, stopped for the stop sign and fell asleep!! lol... It wasnt like he came out of a bar, decided he was too drunk to drive home so he crawled into the back seat to sleep. he actually fell asleep at a stop sign, he had the car still in gear according to the story, man, his foot could have slid off the break and he could have rolled right into the path of a speeding car / truck. we all know how fast we drive on 188. this guys lucky he got nabbed, maybe now he will play it alittle safer and not drink so much and drive?
Nonsense February 07, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Are you kidding me?!?!?!? Are you serious?!?!? Not only is your English and grammer poor...but you are an advocate for drunk drivers!??!?! He wasnt sleeping like he was an old man tucked in taking a nap...he was driving drunk and passed out at the wheel!!!!! HE SHOULD BE IN JAIL!!! These people kill innocent people every day!!!
Nonsense February 07, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Your just as dumb as Eleanor...you should call yourself "NOTConcernedResident". They didn't give him a nice ride home because he is a DRUNK DRIVER...he didnt fall asleep at the wheel he PASSED OUT!! These clowns kill people!!! Oh and if you think cops are out there wringing their hands at how much money they are going to make the town .. you are nuts! Besides.. they dont make money for arresting someone for DWI, but they may save someone doing so! The degree of ignorance amazes me!

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