21-year-old Hayden Powell was charged with DUI, public intoxication, reckless driving, refusal to submit to a blood-alcohol test, and failure to exercise due care when he was found unresponsive in his running vehicle.
On September 5th, Officer Dames responded to a DUI call at 599 Houston Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a white male, later identified as Hayden Powell, in a white Chevy Tahoe passed out at the wheel in the yard of the address above. The vehicle was running in drive and the doors were locked. There was a small dog sitting on the driver’s back. Officers knocked on the doors several times in an attempt to wake the driver up but received no response.
The officers then attempted to break the passenger side window but were unable to break the glass. The driver was unresponsive throughout the entire encounter. Firefighters then made the scene and after multiple tries on multiple windows managed to break the glass and climbed through the back seat to open the passenger door.
When officers tried to remove the driver he became enraged. Officers managed to remove him after putting the vehicle in park. The driver was unable to walk on his own and assisted in the ambulance where he was asked what day and year it was. Hayden replied that it was Thursday and the year was 2021.
According to the report, Hayden was very confused as to why the police were there and did not know what was going on. Whiskey Unit 32 K. Adams arrived on scene at the hospital where he shed Hayden for a field sobriety test and Hayden refused. Officer Adam then retrieved a warrant for Hayden’s blood.
Hayden Powell was arrested and charged with DUI, public intoxication, reckless driving, refusal to submit to a blood-alcohol test, and failure to exercise due care. He was later released on his own recognizance.