Not a good sign: Ending St. Patrick's Day asleep with car running at closed McDonald's drive-through

SPRING HILL — A would-be McDonald's customer who passed out in the drive-through lane ended St. Patrick's Day with a drunken driving charge.

A night manager called deputies about 2 a.m. Thursday to report a man asleep behind the wheel of a four-dour Chevrolet parked in front of the speaker box at the eatery, according to an arrest report.

The restaurant at 2350 Commercial Way was closed and the car had been parked there for about half an hour, the manager told deputies.

Deputies found Eric M. Spevack, 26, of Spring Hill, passed out in the driver seat. The car was running and in drive, according to the report.

A deputy opened the door and turned off the ignition.

"The defendant came to and was startled" by the deputy, the report said.

Spevack had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech, the report said. He was arrested after a battery of sobriety exercises.

Spevack was taken to the Hernando County Jail, where breath tests showed a blood alcohol level of 0.163, roughly twice the amount at which Florida law presumes impairment, the report said.

Spevack was wearing a wrist band from an Irish pub in Tampa, according to the report.

Not a good sign: Ending St. Patrick's Day asleep with car running at closed McDonald's drive-through 03/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 19, 2010 1:24pm]

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