Sleeping driver arrested on charge of auto theft

Columbus police arrested a Hope man on charges of auto theft and possession of a legend drug injection device after he was found sleeping in a stolen truck.

Officers Logan Adams and Kelly Holley were sent to a store parking lot in the 700 block of Whitfield Drive at 9:35 a.m. Sunday about a suspicious person in a vehicle, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

They found Brian Sosbe, 32, slumped over in the driver’s seat and determined a short time later that the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado he was found in was reported stolen from Shelby County, Harris said. After Sosbe was arrested, they found a syringe in his clothing, Harris said.

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