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Police: La Crosse man drove to Burger King while on drugs
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Police: La Crosse man drove to Burger King while on drugs

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A La Crosse man is facing charges after a Burger King employee reported the man was falling asleep at the wheel while in the drive-thru.

Jeffrey E. Robinson, 61, La Crosse, was charged Thursday in La Crosse County Circuit Court with felony bail jumping, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger younger than 16 and operating a motor vehicle with a restricted controlled substance with a passenger younger than 16.

According to the criminal complaint, Robinson drove a woman and a six-year-old child to Burger King about 8:30 p.m. July 29. Staff members at the restaurant reported the driver was out of it and appeared to be on drugs.

Police say Robinson had glassy eyes, slurred speech and slow, labored movements when he was identified. Robinson told police he hadn’t consumed alcohol, but had taken methadone for a crack cocaine addiction, according to the complaint.

Robinson also told police he was smoking. “It is this officer’s opinion Jeffrey was referring to having smoked crack cocaine before going to Burger King,” the officer wrote in his report.

Robinson agreed to a chemical test of his blood, then fell asleep several times while waiting for it, according to the complaint. He was issued a signature bond and released to a responsible party.

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