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After indulging in wine coolers and visiting a strip club, a Gainesville man was found asleep in his car at a green light Wednesday, police said.

Kimar Wallace Brown

Kimar Wallace Brown

Kimar Wallace Brown, 27, was driving a Ford Crown Victoria on the wrong side of Southwest 16th Avenue, witnesses told police, according to an arrest report. One witness said Brown almost crashed into her car.

Another witness told police Brown was stopped at a green light on the corner of South Main Street and Southwest 16th Avenue, according to the report. Responding officers found Brown asleep behind the wheel, with the car in drive.

Brown had red, watery eyes and had trouble walking straight, police said. Brown said he was on the way home from Cafe Risque, at 17035 County Road 234, and that he drank some wine coolers about four hours earlier, according to the report.

Brown performed poorly on field sobriety exercises but refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, according to the report. Officers found a water bottle with a mixed alcoholic drink in the car.

Police arrested Brown for driving under the influence and took him to the Alachua County Jail, where he was released Thursday afternoon on his own recognizance.

Brown said he was tired and wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“I was really just sleep-deprived,” he said. “I’m very sorry for what happened, but I wasn’t under the influence of any drugs or anything.”

Contact Meryl Kornfield at mkornfield@alligator.org and follow her on Twitter at @MerylKornfield

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