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Wednesday, March 21 News

Trumbull man falls asleep at drive-thru, charged with DUI

FAIRFIELD — A man who police said nodded off behind the wheel of his car while at the McDonald’s drive-thru window early Saturday morning was arrested for drunk driving.

Franklyn M. Gaines, 24, of Garland Circle, Trumbull, was slumped over the wheel of his car when officers arrived at the Post Road restaurant around 2:15 a.m. When they knocked on the car window, he took his foot off the brake, and the car rolled forward. An officer reached into the car and put it in park.

There was a strong odor of alcohol on Gaines’ breath and he failed field sobriety tests, police said.

He was charged with driving under the influence and released after posting a $100 bond. He is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport March 13.