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Deputy finds driver asleep in car parked in the road

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Averist Armelin (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Averist Armelin (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
FOUR CORNERS, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities said a man who was found asleep in a car parked in the middle of the road was arrested early Thursday morning.

Averist Armelin, 52, of Baldwin faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer by providing false information. He was also booked on a warrant for a probation violation.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said a deputy patrolling Big Four Corners Road in Four Corners before 3 a.m. when he saw a vehicle parked in the roadway. The deputy reported seeing the driver asleep inside the car.

According to reports, Armelin gave a fake name, but further digging revealed his real name and showed he was wanted on a warrant. The deputy also reported finding drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Armelin was booked into the parish jail. Bond was not set.

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