LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - He wasn't dead, just very drunk.
Authorities say an upstate New York man who appeared to be dead behind the wheel of a locked car was instead heavily intoxicated.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (http://bit.ly/LM8cik ) that Warren County sheriff's officers were called Monday afternoon to a motel parking lot in Lake George for a report of a man who was slumped over the wheel of a parked car and appeared to be deceased.
When the officers found the car was locked and the man wouldn't stir, they broke a window. That's when they discovered he was alive, but very drunk.
Police say the 55-year-old man's blood-alcohol content was 0.27 percent, more than triple the 0.08 percent threshold for driving while intoxicated.
He was charged with aggravated DWI.