A San Diego-area motorist is in serious trouble after California Highway Patrol officers found him passed out behind the wheel of his car. According to KGTV, CHP officers spotted an idling vehicle stopped on the State Route 54 Highland Avenue exit ramp just before 3:00 am on May 9. When the officers stopped to investigate, they discovered the driver passed out in the driver's seat with his foot on the brake and the car still in drive.

The officers knocked on the window multiple times and shined their flashlights in the driver's face before he finally woke up. The driver, an area man named Jorge Zazueta, was eventually removed from the car and issued a field sobriety test. He was then arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. A second man, a sleeping passenger in the car whose snores were first mistaken for a growling dog, was taken to the CHP drunk tank for holding.

No injuries or damage were reported during the incident. Zazueta was booked into the San Diego County Jail on two misdemeanor DUI charges and his bail was set at $2,500. He's lucky he didn't kill anyone. As it is, drunk driving kills 28 people a day in the US, according to the Center for Disease Control. That's one death every 53 minutes.

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