Just Chillin in the Car

Polk County, Iowa.  A GRL client was located in the front passenger seat of his running car sound asleep.  As it turns out, the client was waiting for a ride and had fallen asleep while waiting for the ride.  There was no evidence that the client had driven the car to the parked location while intoxicated or that he had otherwise driven the car in an intoxicated condition.   As a result, the State agreed to amend the charge to public intoxication and the GRL client was able to avoid a criminal conviction for operating while intoxicated.