Man found passed out in car

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 23, 2011

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man is in jail after being found intoxicated and passed out behind the wheel of a car. The Salisbury Police report said he also assaulted an officer when the officer woke him up.
Jose Tolentino Corrales, 35, of 107 Elm St., was charged with impaired driving and resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer. He’s in the Rowan County jail under a $1,000 bond.
According to a report by the Salisbury Police Department, several people called the police department early Saturday morning to report a man lying down in a car near 1935 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. around 4 a.m.
Police responded and found Corrales asleep behind the wheel inside the running car, with an open beer sitting in the console.
An officer tried to wake up Corrales, but was unsuccessful, so he applied a sternum rub. Corrales woke up and slapped the officer on the shoulder. Another officer restrained Corrales, who was struggling with officers and eventually got hit with a stun gun.
An alcohol sensor test was conducted on Corrales and he blew a 0.15 and 0.16, according to police, who then arrested him.