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Intoxicated Man Arrested After He Fell Asleep in the Taco Bell Drive-Thru

Intoxicated Man Arrested After He Fell Asleep in the Taco Bell Drive-Thru

He told police he was waiting for his friends who were inside, but the restaurant was closed

Police made him take a breathalyzer test when he woke up, which he failed.

Police in Bloomington, Indiana, arrested a man on Wednesday, August 12, for falling asleep in the Taco Bell drive-thru at 3 a.m. The man was spotted by a witness, who called the authorities.

Officers arrived on the scene and woke up the tired taco fan, 21-year-old Indiana University student Tyler Freimuth, and asked him what he was doing there.

Freimuth reportedly responded, “Looking for extra-large dryer sheets.” He also told police that he was waiting for his friends who were inside the restaurant, but the Taco Bell was closed.

Authorities then subjected Freimuth to a breathalyzer test, which he failed. Police arrested him for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. It is unclear if the car was running at the time.

Though they should find a designated driver, Freimuth might have a kindred spirit in the infamous McDonald’s superfan who was arrested for two consecutive DUIs because he drove drunk to McDonald’s twice in a single night.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Man Offers Police Taco as Identification: Report

Published October 11, 2011 &bull Updated on October 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

A South Florida man was arrested earlier this month on DUI charges after he fell asleep at a Taco Bell drive-thru then offered officers a taco when they asked for his I.D.

Matthew Faulkner, 30, was arrested Oct. 1 by Martin County Sheriff's Deputies at the fast food stop in Jensen Beach, according to TC Palm.com.

According to authorities, a Taco Bell manager called police saying a truck was in the drive-thru lane with the engine revving and smoke coming out and that the driver may have fallen asleep.

When deputies arrived, they fond Falkner either passed or or snoozing, smelling of booze with his foot on the truck's accelerator, police said.

"I asked the driver if he knew he fell asleep with his foot on the gas pedal and he stated he didn't know," an arrest report said.

One of the deputies asked for Falkner's identification, and he replied "No," the report said. When asked again for his I.D., Falkner reached into his fast food bag and took out a taco.

A second deputy told Falkner they were asking for I.D., not a taco, and Falkner shrugged and began trying to eat the taco, the report said.

When Falkner finally got out of the truck, the deputies discovered that the truck was on fire, and quickly used extinguishers to douse the flames.

Falkner told the deputies he'd had "a beer," but breath tests measured his blood alcohol content at 0.227 and 0.225, about three times the legal Florida limit of 0.08.

Police arrested Falkner on a DUI charge. He was booked into jail and later released, police said. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.


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