Drunk driver caught after falling asleep on freeway

 A man has been charged for endangering the public after police responded to reports of a man laying in the emergency lane of National Highway 1 in Yunlin County early this morning.

National Highway Police Dounan Branch received reports at around 3:00 am that a man was seen sleeping behind a car parked on the Huwei Township section of the freeway near the Dounan Interchange.

Police found the man, named Tsai, obviously drunk with a breath alcohol level of 0.78 BrAC. According to police, Tsai had attempted to drive home to Taichung City after barbecuing with friends in Dounan Towship, Yunlin County, but he became too tired and decided take a nap.

Mr Tsai was sent to the District Prosecutor’s Office to face charges of endangering the public.

Today is the third day of a four-day long weekend to celebrate the traditional Mid-Autumn, or Moon Festival holiday. In Taiwan, the holiday is usually celebrated by gathering for barbecues.

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