A Maricopa Police Officer found a driver and his passenger asleep in a car while stopped at a stop light.

The incident occurred Sept. 27 at 2:13 a.m. on State Route 347 at the Smith-Enke Road intersection.

According the report, the officer saw a Chevy Impala stopped at the light facing north in the southbound lanes. The officer parked the police vehicle in front of the Chevy to prevent the driver from moving forward.

Approaching the vehicle, the officer observed the driver and the passenger sleeping. The driver awoke and identified himself as Joseph Narcia. He reportedly told the officer he’d had a few drinks.

Narcia allegedly failed sobriety tests and was arrested and transported to MPD. According to the report, an Intoxilizer test showed blood-alcohol content of 0.135 and 0.130.

Narcia faces charges of aggravated DUI, DUA with BAC .08 or more and DUI in the slightest degree.


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