Drunk driver stops van in traffic, takes a nap

NEW YORK — Police say a drunken driver stopped his van and fell asleep at the wheel on a New York City highway in the middle of traffic.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say other cars were maneuvering around the van when an officer found it around 2 p.m. Thursday. It was on Route 440 in Staten Island.

Police say there was an open beer can in the van’s cup holder.

The officer roused the snoozing driver and gave him sobriety tests. Police say the 39-year-old failed, and they soon found that that his license has been suspended some 27 times.

The Allentown, Pennsylvania, man was arrested on charges including driving while intoxicated.

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