Man arrested after being found asleep behind wheel in Clearwater

A man was arrested Tuesday night in Clearwater after he was found asleep behind the wheel after a child went looking for help, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said.

According to an affidavit, Jon Mark Pogorzelski, 39, was asleep in the car in the 13500 block of Feather Sound Drive and the 10-year-old boy with him could not wake him up, The boy was frightened because he didn't know where they were, so he called 911 and walked around looking for an adult to help, the affidavit said.

When deputies arrived, they found Pogorzelski was still asleep, and they said he appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. During a search, the deputies said found alprazolam and morphine in Pogorzelski in his pocket and in two containers in the vehicle.

Pogorzelski was charged with possession of the two drugs and with child neglect. He is being held on $9,000 bail.

 

(© 2016 WTSP)


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