GLENOLDEN — A Ridley Township man allegedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.62 when he was found passed out in a car in front of a local Wawa, according to court documents.
Christian Matthew Sweeney is scheduled to appear in Glenolden District Court today for a hearing on charges filed after his latest drunken driving arrest, his third, according to court documents.
The 39-year-old Folsom man was arrested for DUI on Dec. 20, 1999, and again on March 4 of this year. Both times, Sweeney was admitted to a special probationary program, or ARD.
This time, however, he’s facing a minimum of 90 days in the county jail if found guilty.
Sweeney, who resides in the 300 block of Tasker Avenue, was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a maroon Oldsmobile at 5:48 p.m. Dec. 6 in front of the Wawa on North MacDade Boulevard, according to the affidavit of probable cause for his arrest. Police were called.
Cpl. Stephen Powers responded to the Wawa and found Sweeney, who appeared unconscious. The keys to the Oldsmobile were in the ignition, its engine was running, and the headlights were on, the affidavit states.
“I opened the unlocked driver’s side door and shook the male several times, but he did not wake up,” Powers wrote in the affidavit. “The male was breathing and I could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.”
Below the driver’s seat and on the front passenger seat were numerous cans of cold Bud Ice beer, some empty and some full, the affidavit states.
Sweeney was transported to Taylor Hospital for treatment. According to the affidavit, Sweeney’s blood alcohol level was .62 at the hospital. In Pennsylvania, as in most states, a person is considered legally drunk when their blood alcohol level is .08 or more.
A check of Sweeney’s criminal record indicates that after both of his prior DUI arrests he was approved for ARD.
Holy shit!! POINT SIX TWO! .062! El punto seis dos! That is almost 8 times the legal limit! EIGHT TIMES! If I said it once I've said it a thousand times. DO NOT FUCK WITH THE BUD ICE!! I know that I have drank a 12 pack of that shit and woke up the next day on the floor in a puddle of my own drool. Plus you cant have a Bud Ice without thinking of the Bud Ice Penguins - doobie doobie do. 1. I can't believe this guys not dead. 2. How does he still have a license. 3. Where can I meet him?