KGET reports that police officers in Bakersfield found a suspected drunk driver passed out after he placed his order at a Taco Bell restaurant last month.
Officials say that on the night of August 31, Bakersfield Police Department officers responded to a call at the Taco Bell restaurant at the intersection of Shafter Avenue and West Lerdo Highway and found the driver, Jose Ledesma, fully reclined and passed out.
The windows were down in the vehicle, so one of the responding officers reached into the car to wake Ledesma up. “But he didn’t seem to care that I was there,” the officer stated in his report.
Police officers noted the strong scent of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle and believed that Ledesma was possibly intoxicated. Once outside the vehicle, officers observed Ledesma displaying symptoms such as red, watery eyes and slurred speech.
Ledesma was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and other related offenses.
A warrant was issued to authorities to draw Ledesma’s blood. A toxicology report indicated that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 percent – almost twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Court documents indicate that Ledesma is due to be arraigned in October.