Cops: Man asleep at wheel in Mattituck faces drug charge


A 22-year-old Middle Island man found asleep at the wheel with his car still running in the eastbound lane of Sound Avenue in Mattituck is facing DWI and drug charges, Southold Town police said. 

Leroy Jones still had the car in gear when he was awoken shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was also found to be in possession of heroin and crack cocaine, after a bag containing both was found in plain view in the vehicle, police said.

Mr. Jones was arrested at the scene and transported to police headquarters for processing. He was charged with DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.