Ted Novak, 23, of 2 Scofield Place, Norwalk, was arrested on Sunday, March 10, on a charge of driving while intoxicated after police found him sleeping in his car in the Goodwives Shopping Center.
At approximately 3:30 a.m., an officer was conducting a security check at the center when he observed a parked vehicle, whose motor was running and its lights were on, according to the report.
Initially, the vehicle appeared to be unoccupied, police said, but a closer inspection revealed that the operator was slumped forward and was asleep. The officer had difficulty waking Novak, but eventually he regained consciousness, said police.
Police said Novak appeared dazed and confuded and proceeded to unlock the driver's door. As he did so, police reported, the officer immediately detected an alcoholic smell coming from the car.
Novak was administered his field sobriety tests, which he failed, said police.
He posted a $250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, March 22.