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FHP: ‘Unresponsive’ driver found parked at Wendy’s drive-thru in Hudson


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A Marion County man was found unresponsive with a cheeseburger “attached to his face” inside his running car at a Hudson fast-food restaurant early Friday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At 12:15 a.m. a trooper responded to Wendy’s, 2011 U.S. 19 North, and found an older model Ford F-150 idling in the restaurant’s drive-through lane.

Donovan John Riffey, 50, 15681 N. U.S. 301, Citra, was in the driver’s seat and unresponsive as Pasco Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to wake him, authorities said.

As they attempted to wake Riffey, they noticed a cheeseburger from the restaurant “attached to his face,” the arrest report said. Riffey exited the truck and while leaning against the tailgate told the trooper he had a “couple” of Busch beers that night, according to FHP.

Riffey, described by the trooper as having the strong smell of alcohol coming from him, slurred speech in addition to slow, lethargic movements, failed several field sobriety tests.

Riffey, who remains in the Land O’ Lakes jail, is charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license, and refusal to take a breath test. Bond is set at $1,250.

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