A Sandwich man is facing multiple charges after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his running vehicle on Sunday, May 24, Sandwich police said.
At 6:38 PM, police were called to the intersection of Service Road and Robin Road, where someone reported that a man was unconscious in a car. Police found a white Toyota Camry in the middle of the road with its engine running and its brake lights on.
The driver was identified as Christopher J. Letendre, 52, of Service Road.
Police woke Mr. Letendre up and assisted him out of his vehicle. Police said that the odor of alcohol was overwhelming and that he had to be escorted to the police cruiser. When he was asked if he had been drinking, Mr. Letendre denied that he had been.
Field sobriety tests were not administered because police said they believed that it would not be in the interest of Mr. Letendre’s safety to do so.
During the investigation, police found a single 9-millimeter bullet in the vehicle.
Police arrested Mr. Letendre and charged him with operating under the influence of liquor, a marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and possession of ammunition without a firearms identification card.