Wareham man arrested after found unconscious in running car

Aug 4, 2019

A Wareham man was arrested after he was found unconscious in his running car, located half in a construction zone and half in an active travel lane in Chelsea.

State troopers found the man unconscious with his foot on the brake. They attempted to wake him up, which he did after one to two minutes.

The man, Brian Barr, 30, showed signs of impairment. Th troopers arrested him and called a tow truck to remove his vehicle.

Before the car was towed, a trooper searched the car and found a large amount of marijuana and prescription medication that did not belong to Barr. The trooper also found a loaded Glock 22 firearm along with 150 rounds of ammunition. Barr was not licensed to own firearms.

A K-9 officer found additional narcotics.

Barr was charged with OUI - Drugs, 2nd Offense, OUI - Liquor, 2nd offense, possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute, five counts of possession of a class E substance, illegal possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm while intoxicated, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, possession of ammunition without FID card, and unlawful possession of fireworks.