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Hold the Sauce: Motorist at Taco Bell Drive-Through Allegedly Had Plenty

Police charge driver who passed out in the drive-through lane of a local restaurant with third-offense drunken driving and possession of cocaine.

Police caught up with Gregory Orr, 29, of Clawson, who reportedly passed out in the drive-through lane of a local Taco Bell, when he backed up in the street, apparently because he'd missed his driveway. (Patch file photo)
Police caught up with Gregory Orr, 29, of Clawson, who reportedly passed out in the drive-through lane of a local Taco Bell, when he backed up in the street, apparently because he'd missed his driveway. (Patch file photo)

A Clawson man got car-hop service when he tried to order dinner from the drive-through lane at a local Taco Bell restaurant about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

It’s not a service the restaurant normally provides, but when Gregory Orr, 29, passed out in his car before he could give his order, employees had to go outside and try to rouse him, The Oakland Press reports.

It wasn’t easy.

“The worker knocked on the window of the car, but couldn’t wake him up,” Clawson Police Lt. Scott Sarvello told the newspaper.

So workers called 911.

Before police arrived at the restaurant, located at 131 S. Crook, the driver woke up.

“He got out of his car and told the worker he was drunk,” Sarvello said. “Then he got back in his car and drove off while our officers were on their way there.”

The restaurant workers gave police a description of Orr’s car and his license plate number. Authorities caught up with Orr near his home, when he backed up because he’d missed his driveway. Police said when they arrested Orr, he admitted he had been drinking earlier in the day. His blood alcohol content was .16, twice the legal limit.

Orr is now deep in hot sauce.

He was charged with third-offense drunken driving and possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine, which police found in his vehicle when they searched it.

He was arraigned in Troy 52-4 District Court Wednesday. Third-offense drunken driving is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The cocaine charge is also a felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.

Orr posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear for a pre-exam conference at 8:30 a.m. May 19 before Troy District Judge  William Bolle.


Laura April 17, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Drugs are bad, mmmmkay?
Barb Narb April 17, 2014 at 09:23 AM
And people want to legalize marijuana?
Racer Boy April 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM
So, $500 and this guy gets to go out and do it all again...possibly killing someone next time. What is up with these idiot judges these days?
Jay Charles April 17, 2014 at 04:49 PM
He was drunk and carrying cocaine ... and this relates to marijuana ...HOW?

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