A 39-year-old man found slumped over the steering wheel with a child in the backseat in a north Edmonton intersection has been charged with drunk driving.
A passerby called police after finding the man in the middle of the intersection with the car still running at 95A Street and 129B Avenue just after 7 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27.
The passerby, who unsuccessfully tried to rouse the man, then noticed the child in the backseat of the car.
The driver was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, driving with a blood-alcohol content over .08 and driving while disqualified. At the time, he was serving a 18-month prohibition from driving.
This was just one of seven similar incidents over a four-day period between Jan. 24 and Jan. 28 where citizens called police after finding drivers passed out in their vehicles. All seven were charged with impaired driving.