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LOCKPORT – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies found a man passed out in his car with his brake lights on and the engine running in the eastbound lane in the 6500 block of Amy Lane just before 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Joshua A. Bass, 37, of Waterman Street, was found to have had a previous driving while intoxicated conviction in 2012 and was charged with felony DWI. He was also charged with a parking violation for stopping in the highway.

Deputies were called to the scene for a report of a man passed out at the wheel They said they had trouble waking Bass and called an ambulance, which was dismissed once they eventually roused him.

He said he had some beer before driving and when asked by patrol if he should have been driving Bass said, “Probably not,” according to a report.

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