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Man asleep behind the wheel faces charges

On Wednesday, March 9, the Clay County Sheriff's Office received a call about a man who was allegedly passed out behind the steering wheel of an automobile that was parked in the Aztec parking lot. The engine was still on.
Sheriff Vic Davis said that when deputies arrived, they found an unidentified male sitting slumped over the steering wheel, the engine still running and the vehicle in drive.
After some effort, the sheriff said deputies were able to wake the man who was later identified as Brian D. Horace.
Horace had a large amount of money on him and enough amphetamines on him. He was suspected of selling the drug as a stimulant, often used to treat attention deficit disorder. After running Horace’ information through the computer, Davis and his deputies discovered that he was wanted in New York state.
Horace appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, according to deputies. Because the vehicle was sitting in a public area with the engine running, Horace was arrested and charged with driving while impaired and possession of drugs.
New York will extradite Horace back to their state, according to Davis.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997