A concerned citizen parked his van at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and Mendota Street early Friday morning to check on the driver of another car at the intersection who he thought was dead, according to the Madison Police Department.
An officer at the scene determined George M. Hindman, Jr., 31, of Annapolis, Md., wasn't dead, but had fallen asleep at the wheel of his car. Authorities said he the car was in drive and Hindman's foot was on the brake.
The officer said he woke up Hindman asked him if he knew where he was. He said Hindman tried to pronounce Oconomowoc. He later told the officer he was in Wisconsin for a week-long training course.
Hindman faces a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, authorities said.