A New York City man faces misdemeanor DWI charges after Bedford police found him asleep at the wheel of his 2008 Subaru Outback in Bedford Hills Memorial Park last week.
Officers on patrol were completing a routine check in the park on Oct. 10 when they saw Kendrick Roscoe Wilson, 24, sitting his car with his eyes closed and the window open during a downpour of rain just before 10 a.m.
Police said the car's windshield wipers were on and the driver was getting very wet. They made several attemps to rouse Wilson—speaking loudly and even shaking him—and they finally got a response, when he said he didn't know where he was.
Wilson, according to police, had red, glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. He said he had been to a bar in Mt. Kisco. There was an also an open bottle of white wine on the floor in front of the passenger seat. Wilson refused a pre-screen test but submitted to field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was taken to police headquarters where he submitted to a chemical test which revealed a .23 BAC, almost three times the legal limit.
Wilson was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI, misdemeanors, and the consumption of alcoholic beverages in a car, an infraction. He was released on $250 bail pending a return to town court.