Police: Intoxicated Man Fell Asleep at Dunkin Donuts

Michael Hays, 21, of Newtown Township was charged with public drunkenness Sunday after the early morning incident.


Newtown Township police charged a 21-year-old man with public drunkenness after he fell asleep at early Sunday morning.

According to police, shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, an officer entered the Dunkin Donuts on Richboro Road where a man, 21-year-old Michael Hays of Newtown Township, was sleeping with his head on one of the tables. 

The officer attempted to wake the subject but was unsuccessful. It was determined that Hays was breathing but unresponsive. The officer requested an ambulance and continued to wake Hays, who eventually acknowledged the officer then became uncooperative, police said.

Additional officers responded to the scene and a portable breath test was administered. The test was positive. Hays was transported to St. Mary Medical Center for further evaluation.  He will receive a citation charging him with public drunkenness. 

Newtown Township police also reported the following activity:

Monday, Feb. 27

Around 9:50 a.m. police responded to a report of a suspicious motorist driving in Wycombe.  The officer located the described vehicle on Cherry Lane and made contact with the driver who provided identification confirming that he was a subcontractor for PECO and was reading electric meters in the neighborhood. 

Police responded to Conover Place at approximately 6:40 p.m. for a complaint of someone going door-to-door trying to sell siding and windows.  The responding officer made contact with the female subject and advised her that a permit was required for soliciting. 

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Police were dispatched to the area of the Dunkin Donuts around 3:45 p.m. for a report of two male subjects who may be intoxicated and were loitering in the parking area.  The responding officer made contact with the adults who were identified as residents of Swamp Road and were waiting for a ride.  Neither of the subjects were intoxicated but were advised by the officer to wait in a different location.  

At approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Newtown Grant Recreation Center.  The officer responded and found that the vehicle belonged to the recreation center manager.

Thursday, March 1

Shortly after 9:30 a.m., a resident of Wellington Road reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle overnight and took $5 in change and 20 children’s DVDs. 

At approximately 11:20 a.m., an officer observed a motorist who was stopped in the middle of Linden Avenue honking the horn and creating unnecessary noise.  The officer continued to observe the situation as the male driver continued to honk the horn and rev the engine of the vehicle Noam Garinin, 27, of Linden Avenue in Newtown Township received a citation charging him with disorderly conduct and was advised to cease his actions.      

Sunday, March 4

Around 8:20 p.m., a resident of Society Place in Newtown Township came to police headquarters to report that her vehicle had been “keyed” overnight.  The officer observed a large scratch across both passenger doors. 


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