Donald J. Ries was in his car, which was still in "drive," police say.

CANTON  A Hartville man found passed out behind the wheel of a car in "drive" in a northeast Canton neighborhood was drunk, according to police.

Donald J. Ries, 55, of the 1000 block of S. Prospect Avenue, was arrested at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday at Shriver Avenue and 14th Street NE, where police found him passed out at a stop sign with the vehicle still in "drive."

Stark County Jail records also show he has been convicted of drunken driving three times within the past 10 years.

Ries was jailed on charges of felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving under suspension.

Ries remained in the jail early Thursday, held in lieu of $26,000 bond pending a Canton Municipal Court hearing.

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