Driver found sleeping in truck after wreck faces charges


Christopher Shirley

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - A driver found sleeping in his pickup with the vehicle running and in reverse is facing a driving while intoxicated charge in Montgomery County.

On Thursday evening, a man reported seeing the driver, identified as Christopher Shirley, outside a Porter Walmart and tried unsuccessfully to wake the driver. Arriving deputies said the truck had backed into the rear of a car.

Medics responded, and told deputies Shirley had gotten out of the truck and was high.

Deputies said Shirley was squinting, his speech was slurred and he had difficulty walking. Shirley failed a field sobriety test, deputies said.

According to deputies, Shirley admitted he was already impaired when he drove to the Walmart.

At the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Office, deputies said Shirley appeared to doze off while getting his photo taken.

Shirley, 20, is charged with DWI and is being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

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