MARATHON (CBSMiami) — A South Carolina man is facing numerous charges, including a sex offender violation, after police said he passed out in his car in the drive-thru of a Marathon McDonald’s.
A McDonald’s employee called police around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, saying Kevin Yonson, 28, and a woman could not be awakened after they placed an order for food and fell asleep while waiting.
“When deputies arrived, they knocked on the windows of the car and, at first, could not wake the couple up. The female passenger finally did wake up and she, in turn, woke the male driver,” said officials with the Monroe County Sheriff’s office.
Once the couple rolled down their windows, a strong odor of alcohol was detected and neither person had a driver’s license, according to an arrest report.
Police said Yonson was uncooperative and initially gave the last name of “Johnson,” spelling it with a “J.” A short time later, he owned up to his name’s real spelling. He refused to take a field sobriety test and was arrested.
“A check through computers revealed Yonson has a suspended driver’s license, three DUI Convictions in the past, and he is a convicted sex offender,” deputies said, of which he showed no signs of registering as a sex offender in Monroe County, as required by state law, despite saying he had been staying and working in the area for the past five weeks.
“As he was being handcuffed and placed into a patrol car, he struggled with deputies and, at one point, threw his elbow back, attempting to hit one officer in the head. The officer blocked the elbow with his arm,” said officials.
Yonson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, resisting arrest without violence, giving a false name to a law enforcement officer and failing to register as a sex offender.