Columbus Man Arrested Sunday After “Snooze”

A Columbus man is behind bars after he was found sleeping in the backseat of a woman’s vehicle.

The owner of the vehicle called police just before 4 a.m. Sunday and said that that a man, later identified as 24-year-old William Hickey, was asleep in the backseat of her car. She told police she had just gotten off work and stopped at a gas station. She said she didn’t know Hickey was in her car until she heard him snoring.

Officers found Hickey face-down in the backseat of the woman’s vehicle. When the officers woke Hickey up, they smelled alcohol on his breath. Hickey was combative with the officers and hit his head repeatedly against the safety partition in the back of a Columbus police cruiser after he was arrested, according to police.

Hickey was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on multiple charges including public intoxication and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.