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Passed out driver denies using heroin
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Passed out driver denies using heroin

A Wausau man was arrested after police said they found him passed out in his running vehicle with his foot on the brake.

Madison police said concerned passersby called police after they said they spotted a man asleep behind the wheel on the city's east side Wednesday.

Police said the car was running and in gear but stopped in the middle of Wilshire Lane at 4:59 p.m.  because the driver, 30-year-old Michael Hose, had his foot on the brake.

Hose had a fresh track mark on this inner elbow and there was drug paraphernalia in the car including syringes, a small cooking tin and the tied-off end of a plastic bag, according to the report.

Madison Fire Department paramedics gave the man Narcan to help bring him around.

Police said Hose denied using heroin and said he was sleeping because he was tired.

Hose was charged with fourth-offense operating under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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