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5th offense OWI arrest near UW campus

Published On: Mar 15 2013 11:35:09 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

A Sun Prairie man was arrested on suspicion of fifth offense operating while intoxicated near the University of Wisconsin campus Friday morning, according to UW police.

An officer saw a vehicle at Langdon Street without headlights and decided to stop the vehicle at 1:28 a.m.

The driver, Karl Moreth, 26, of Sun Prairie, told the officer he didn't realize his lights weren't on. The officer said Moreth failed field sobriety tests.

Police said three passengers in the vehicle were intoxicated and had previous OWI convictions.

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