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Florida Man Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Tells Cops His Brother Who Wasn't There Was Driving

A silver Hyundai had stopped at a Bradenton intersection at 1:45 am Saturday. And when the light turned green, it didn't move. When cops arrived after responding to a call about a car just sitting in an intersection, they found the driver in the car with the motor running and the gear in drive.

Apparently the driver got sleepy and decided that this was a good spot as any to take a nappy-nap.

Unsurprisingly, cops smelled booze on the sleeping driver. So they decided it was time to wake him up.

According to an arrest affidavit from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, Enrique Barrera-Morales was found asleep at the wheel by police.

One of the deputies climbed into the passenger side of the car to nudge Barrera-Morales awake.

When he did wake up, he immediately told the officers that he wasn't the one driving but that it was his brother who was doing the driving, according to the report.

Apparently it's just that the driver's side is so much more comfortable to take a nap in. Also, apparently Barrera-Morales' brother was invisible because he was nowhere to be found.

According to police, Barrera-Morales, 31, was the only one in the car.

Barrera-Morales claimed he had just a few beers. But when he arrived at the intersection, he not only fell asleep but he fell asleep with the car in drive and his foot on the brake pedal.

He reportedly blew a .160 in a breath-alcohol test, which would indicate many, many beers, as opposed to just a few.

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