Date
22 January 2017
A policeman talks to Cheng (inset) after the 36-year-old slept for four hours inside his car at the Cross Harbor Tunnel entrance. Photos: Ta Kung Pao, Apple Daily
A policeman talks to Cheng (inset) after the 36-year-old slept for four hours inside his car at the Cross Harbor Tunnel entrance. Photos: Ta Kung Pao, Apple Daily

Driver sleeps off flat tire at Cross Harbor Tunnel entrance

A driver caused an early morning stir after he got a flat tire at the entrance to the Cross Harbor Tunnel and decided to sleep it off twice until help arrived.

The 36-year-old man, surnamed Cheng, was woken the first time by policemen who gave him alcohol and drug tests. Both came back negative, according to Apple Daily.

Cheng told the officers he was too tired to drive, let alone replace the wheel, so he decided to sleep.

He did not cooperate when the policemen asked him to move his car to the side of the road and get a towing service, insisting he had called a friend for help.

At 5 a.m., the policemen returned after receiving a call from a motorist about a suspected drunk driver.

The call led them to Cheng who had been sleeping for four hours.

He finally left after his friend showed up and replaced the flat tire.

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