A Barrington man found asleep behind the wheel of his car early last Saturday morning, Oct. 5, has been charged with drunk driving by police.
David A. Rainville, 30, of 9 Lillis Ave., was spotted by a patrol officer sleeping in a car parked on the south side of Sowams Road near the East Bay Bike Path at around 2:17 am. The key was in the ignition but the car was not running.
The patrol officer knocked on the window to awaken Rainville. He was described as having extremely bloodshot eyes and smelling of the odor of alcohol, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross.
Rainville refused to take sobriety and chemical tests to determine his condition and blood-alcohol level. Barrington EMTs were called to help determine his condition.
Rainville told the patrol officers that he had been trying to get home before pulling over, LaCross said. His home is less than a minute away by car from where he stopped and fell asleep.
Rainville was read his rights at the scene and again at the police station. He was arraigned on a DUI charge and refusing to submit to a chemical test.
After spending the night in a jail cell, Rainville was released later Saturday morning with a date to appear in District Court to face the charges.