Police: Drunk driver found passed out in car in front of police station

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Police say a Glen Cove man was passed out drunk behind the wheel of his car in front of police headquarters.

News 12’s camera was there as 50-year old Fernando Arriaga was led from court in Glen Cove Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Arriaga was nearly five times the legal limit when police found him at 8:30 a.m. Monday parked in his truck on Bridge Street. He was allegedly passed out with a bottle of tequila next to him. He was found parked directly in front of Glen Cove police headquarters.

In court, the prosecutor said Arriaga was given a Breathalyzer at the scene and blew a 0.39. Two hours later, police say Arriaga blew a 0.26.

Arriaga's sister said he's a married father of two who works hard.

Arriaga pleaded not guilty in court.  His attorney says his client has never been arrested before.

He was held on $2,500 bail.

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