Toronto man allegedly found drunk behind the wheel in police parking lot

MARKHAM, Ont. — A Toronto man is facing a court date after allegedly being found drunk behind the wheel – in a police station parking lot.

York Regional Police say an officer walking through the Markham, Ont., lot on Saturday evening noticed a man sleeping in the driver’s seat of a van.

They say the officer approached the vehicle to check on the man’s well-being and noticed a strong smell of alcohol as well as an open case of beer.

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After waking up the driver and speaking with him, police say it became apparent to the officer that the man was under the influence and had no idea that he was in a police parking lot.

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The 34-year-old man is charged with one count of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and his licence has been suspended.

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