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Police: Man sleeping on parkway charged with DWI, drug possession

Lamont Briggs, 38, of Hempstead, was arrested on

Lamont Briggs, 38, of Hempstead, was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, and charged with driving while intoxicated, criminal possession of marijuana and was issued a citation for being stopped or parked on a highway, police said. Credit: NYSP

A Hempstead man was arrested early Wednesday after a state trooper found him asleep at the wheel of his car, which was stopped in the right hand travel lane of the Southern State Parkway -- and an investigation determined the man was drunk -- police said.

A search of the vehicle, a white BMW X5, also found 116 grams of marijuana, police said.

Lamont Briggs, 38, whose address was unavailable, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and was issued a citation for being stopped or parked on a highway.

Arraignment details were not immediately available.

Police said troopers found Briggs in the BMW near Exit 19, Peninsula Boulevard, in Rockville Centre, at 3:04 a.m.

Additional details were not available.

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