Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Roseville Police Woke Up Sleeping Driver-And Arrested Him For DUI, Vehicle Theft

A bystander called 911 to report a drunk driver--and his call led not only to an arrest, but to the recovery of a stolen vehicle.

At 12:16 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, a bystander called 911 to report a suspected drunk driver passed out behind the wheel of a green Honda Accord. The Accord was parked on the sidewalk on westbound Cirby Way near Vernon Street.

Roseville officers responded and gently removed the driver from the Accord, which still had its engine running. The sergeant said, "The officers didn't want to disturb him while he was sleeping in the car that was still in drive."

The Honda Accord had been reported stolen from the 1400 block of Cushendall Drive in Roseville sometime Sunday night, January 31, or early in the morning of February 1.

The driver, Koby Roy King, 41, of Citrus Heights, was awakened and then arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, and parole violation. He is being held without bail in the Placer County Jail.

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