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Cottage Grove police brief: Drive-thru drinker tagged for DWI

A man was ticketed for drunken driving after he was found passed out in the McDonald’s drive-thru in Cottage Grove.

Police were called at 3:15 a.m. Sept. 20 to the restaurant at 7355 East Point Douglas Road on a report that a man was unresponsive in a vehicle. Officers found 21-year-old Cottage Grove man sleeping in his vehicle while parked in the drive-thru lane.

The man had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.18, more than twice the legal driving limit. He was cited for fourth-degree drunken driving.

-Scott Wente