Jesse Blair was sound asleep before he could order fries.
Police found the 32-year-old asleep behind the wheel at a McDonald’s drive-thru at around 2 a.m. on Saturday in the town of Newstead, N.Y. After failing a roadside sobriety test, he voluntarily submitted a breath sample that gave a reading of 0.14 percent – nearly twice the legal limit, according to a press statement by New York State Police.
Authorities said they responded to a call of a man allegedly asleep in his car in the fast food restaurant’s drive-thru lane. When they arrived, police found Blair passed out in his black Chevrolet Malibu with the engine running. After waking him up and later charged with a DWI, Blair is due back in court at a later date, the Associated Press reports.
Blair isn’t the first to be served a DWI at a McDonald’s drive-thru lane. Jerome Felton of the Minnesota Viking was charged with a second-degree DWI charge from the drive thru-lane last June, ESPN reports.
Police from Eden Prairie, Minn., said they responded to a call at around 3 a.m. on a Saturday of an intoxicated person in the restaurant’s drive-thru lane. The 25-year-old fullback was later released on a $12,000 bond.
"It's early in the process," Felton said at the time to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. "I'll handle everything that comes my way, the consequences. I'll move forward and be positive from here on out. I can assure the fans and the organization of that."
Coach Leslie Frazier voiced his frustration as well.
"Well, I was extremely disappointed," he said. "We talked about things when we got together for our first OTA and our meetings about how we wanted to conduct ourselves. When a new guy comes to the club, and he's a veteran guy, something happens like it did over the weekend, it's very disappointing.”