HOOKSETT — A Manchester man faces aggravated drunk driving charges, after police say they found him unconscious behind the wheel of a running vehicle outside a supermarket Sunday evening.
According to police, officers were dispatched to the Hannaford supermarket at 79 Bicentennial Drive around 5:25 p.m. to investigate a report of an unconscious man in a car.
Police said on arrival they found a man, identified as Terry Hoyt, 31, of Manchester unconscious in his car. Police said Hoyt woke up when police shut off his car’s engine.
Inside the vehicle, officers reported seeing “numerous empty alcohol containers,” according to a news release. Police said Hoyt had an “odor of alcoholic beverages” on his breath.
According to police, Hoyt was asked if he was willing to take standardized field sobriety tests, which he agreed to. At the conclusion of the tests, Hoyt was arrested and transported to the Hooksett Police Department, where he was asked if he submitted to a breath test.
According to Hooksett police, Hoyt registered a 0.22 blood alcohol content.
Hoyt was charged with aggravated DUI, operating after suspension and open container. He was booked, processed and released on personal recognizance bail, and is scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 29 at 8:15 a.m. at the 6th Circuit Hooksett District Court.