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Fitchburg man arrested for 3rd OWI with child in vehicle

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IOWA COUNTY (WKOW) – A 55-year-old man from Fitchburg was arrested for his third OWI offense while having a child in the vehicle early Monday morning.

The Wisconsin State Patrol DeForest Post observed Scott A Donahue deviating within its traffic lane while traveling eastbound on STH 18 near Bennett Road.

Trooper Updike conducted a traffic stop and could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside the pickup truck.

Trooper Updike conducted field sobriety tests and subsequently arrested Donahue.  Donahue is charged with a third offense OWI with a passenger less that 16 years of age.  Because of the child, this offense is considered a felony for Donahue.

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