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Police: Man Arrested for Operating Car While Drunk

John Pappias was passed out at the wheel with the car in drive, according to Northport Police.

John Pappias, 47, of Northport was arrested by on Aug. 31 and charged with driving while under the influence and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

According to police, an officer on patrol found Pappias parked in a HART bus stop on Main Street allegedly passed out at the wheel with the car in drive. He reportedly had blood shot eyes, slurred speach, slow and uncoordinated movements and the odor of alcohol on his breath. He was also unsteady on his feet during a field interview and performed poorly on several field sobriety tests.

Pappias refused a breath test and was arrested. He is still in court facing that killed a construction worker on Fort Salonga Road. He pled to those charges in February and will have his next court date on Sept. 19.

FYI September 10, 2012 at 07:44 PM
What a shame. Alcohol addiction is a terrible disease. The power it must have over someone to allow them to consider getting behind the wheel again after already killing someone. John, ever think about if it were one of your daughters that suffered the same fate? What will it take before you get in a program?
new guy September 10, 2012 at 08:57 PM
That truly speak to how some are powerless over their addictions. He needs help.
Cathy December 09, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Hello my friend Mr. N'ptr. You sound like a compassionate liberal in this comment. Good for you. I hope you do have a wonderful and peaceful holiday.

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