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A New Castle man is facing charges filed this week after Neshannock Township police reported finding him passed out in his car in a restaurant lot with his engine running.

They arrested Marcus Respress, 49, around 4:15 p.m. Oct. 20 on Wilmington Road after they found him slumped over the wheel of his car, according to a police report. Officers arrived to find his car in the traffic lane of the business, still in drive gear. They woke up the driver, identified as Respress, and smelled marijuana coming from inside the car, the report said.

The police in searching Respress found a small amount of marijuana and two suspected heroin straws in his pockets, they reported.

He faces two counts of driving while under the influence and one count of possession of marijuana, filed Thursday. 

He will be sent a summons to appear in court.

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