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After unsafe lane deviation, man arrested for 5th OWI

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JANESVILLE (WKOW) – Janesville police arrest a man for his 5th OWI offense after stopping him for an unsafe lane deviation.

Janesville Officer Eric Grahn witnessed a vehicle operating with an almost flat tire and defective exhaust around 5:32 p.m. Saturday night. 

Authorities identified the driver as 52-year-old Timothy Graesslin from Janesville.

Police said after Graesslin made an unsafe lane deviation, Grahn stopped the vehicle.  Grahn said he could smell a strong odor of intoxicants and performed standardized field sobriety tests, which Graesslin failed.

Authorities said a breath test at the police department revealed Graesslin's blood alcohol concentration of .22 percent.  He is currently being held at the Rock County Jail.

Janesville police charged Graesslin with OWI 5th offense, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, operating after revocation and operating without adequate muffler.

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