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Man arrested for sixth OWI offense

David Dutcher David Dutcher

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A Janesville man, David Dutcher, has been arrested for his sixth OWI offense. Janesville police say it happened on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Officer Shawn Welte says, he stopped a vehicle because the Wisconsin Department of Transportation records indicated the registered owner had a revoked driving status and eight prior OWI convictions. Upon making contact with the driver, David Dutcher, Officer Welte learned he was not the registered owner.

The officer said, Dutcher did not have a driver's license. His status was revoked with five prior OWI convictions. Officer Welte asked Dutcher if he had been drinking and he said no. However, when Dutcher got out of the vehicle, he smelled of the odor of intoxicants and admitted to having three beers, earlier. Field sobriety test were given. A portable breath test showed Dutcher to be over the breath alcohol limit for a person with his amount of prior convictions. 

Dutcher is currently being held in the Rock County jail. A blood sample was taken and the toxicology results are pending.


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