Unconscious man charged with intoxication, disorderly conduct in Middletown

A Middletown man found unconscious in his car was charged with disorderly conduct to wit intoxication and obstructing official business after he refused police officer commands, according to a police report.

Ernest T. Pyle, 52, was found unconscious in a vehicle at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Advance Design Manufacturing parking lot, 1701 Reintarz Blvd.

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A police officer opened Pyle’s car door and shook him to wake him up, the report read. When asked where he was, Pyle told police he was at home. Pyle smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and was “not making any sense,” the report read.

Pyle refused to step out of the vehicle and he tried to grab the car door and close it, police said. When police tried to assist Pyle in getting out of the vehicle, he fell to the ground and scraped the left side of his forehead. Middletown paramedics wrapped Pyle’s head in bandages and he was transported to the Middletown City Jail, police said.

Pyle pleaded guilty to both charges Wednesday in Middletown Municipal Court and he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended and placed on one-year probation, according to court records. The total cost of the fines, court costs and probation is $646, records show.

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