Man stopped for unlit tail lights charged with 5th OWI | Crime
Authorities said a Reedsburg man was charged with fifth drunken driving offense after a traffic stop.
The Sauk County Sheriff's Department said 50-year-old Daniel Kalepp was driving in Reedsburg at about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday when a deputy stopped him for operating without tail lights lit.
According to the report, the deputy smelled intoxicants coming from Kalepp's breath and he showed signs of intoxication.
The sheriff's department said Kalepp's previous four convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated mean he can't operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration above .02 percent. State law allows drivers without OWI convictions to drive with a BAC lower than .08 percent.
Kalep failed field sobriety tests, according to the sheriff's office.
He was charged with a fifth-offense OWI and taken to Sauk County Jail.