Police: N.Y. man in drug stupor arrested after parking car on I-78, police said

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Published: Dec 17 2012 06:06:22 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 17 2012 06:59:13 PM EST
GLENDON, Pa. -

A New York man is facing drug charges after police found him in a drug-induced stupor in his car, which was stopped in the middle of Interstate 78 in Northampton County, officials said.

Robert C. Carbonell was conscious but unresponsive, with a white powdery substance near his nostrils, when police found him in his white Infiniti, which was parked and running in the eastbound lane of I-78 in Glendon, at about 8:45 p.m. Friday, officials said.

After moving Carbonell's car onto the median, police found a baggie with a white powder on the floor in front of the driver's seat and a short plastic straw, as well as a large sum of money and suspected meth, ecstasy and cocaine in the glove box, officials said.

Carbonell was treated for a possible drug overdose by Easton EMS, officials said.

Carbonell, 37, of 1466 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, was arraigned Saturday on charges of drug possession, possessing drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended registration and careless driving and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $250,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 24.