Police arrest man found sleeping on Fifth Street Bridge

 

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A 37-year-old man was arrested for public drunkenness this morning after officers discovered him sleeping on the Fifth Street bridge.

According to an incident report, the man became “loud and belligerent” when officers attempted to wake him around 12:40 a.m.

James Glenn Mims III told officers he had been drinking in Augusta Thursday evening and became tired as he crossed the bridge so he decided to take a nap. Mims said he was homeless and traveling through on his way to North Carolina.

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