Subscribe | UPI Odd Newsletter Subscribe MOUNT KURING-GAI, Australia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Police in Australia said a man was charged with driving under the influence after he was found sleeping next to his motorized bike in the middle of the road. Investigators said Lance Partridge, 47, was found sleeping next to his motorized bicycle in the middle of a northbound lane of the F3 freeway in the Sydney suburb of Mount Kuring-Gai, the Sydney Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Advertisement Hornsby Local Court heard Partridge had been drinking wine before he climbed onto his bike Thursday intending to ride 155 miles from Sydney to his sister's home in Karuah on the North Coast. Police said he was "highly intoxicated" when they woke him up. Partridge, who had been out on bail for a previous alleged drunken driving offense, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and breaching bail. He is due back in court Jan. 21.