It was the night before Christmas at the Sunoco station last week when what did everyone’s wondering eyes did appear, but an alleged drunk man who got into the wrong car and sped north.
Officers encountered the drunk man and the car’s rightful owner at the corner of North Shore Road and Eliot Road – about 200 feet from the Sunoco Station and 500 yards from the police station.
In Spanish, the drunken man told police that he was drunk and he thought that he was in his own vehicle.
In trying to get more information, the man’s sentences soon began to make no sense.
The victim told police that around 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve he stopped at the Sunoco and, leaving his car running, ran inside to grab an item.
As he came out, he saw the drunken man get into his car and speed off. He gave chase and was able to make the man stop at Eliot Road.
A license check showed that the man not only did not own the car in question, but also he did not even own a driver’s license.
He eventually told police that he thought the car was his and it had been stolen four months earlier.
At the station, he alternated between crying and punching the booking desk.
He attempted to perform a field sobriety test for officers, but failed miserably, at one point including the number 1 in his recitation of the alphabet.
Fredy Naaman-Garcia Aguirre, 24, of 26 Curtis Rd, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle without being licensed, and larceny of a motor vehicle.