Driver charged with DWI after being found passed out behind the wheel at intersection

Driver charged with DWI after being found passed out behind the wheel at intersection

State Police arrested Ryan F. Bowers, 23, of Westmoreland, for felony driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marijuana.

On Friday, March 9, 2018, at 5:10 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a motorist slumped over the wheel at the intersection of Dix Road and Lawrence Street in the town of Westmoreland.

The investigation revealed a town of Westmoreland DPW truck operator came upon the vehicle blocking the roadway. Attempts were made to wake the individual, later identified as Ryan Bowers, with negative results and 911 was contacted.

Bowers eventually awoke and attempted to leave the scene when he drove into a snowbank in front of 6326 Lower Lawrence St., causing his vehicle to become disabled.

Bowers was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Westmoreland Town Court March 21, 2018, at 3 p.m.

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