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Man with absolute sobriety clause arrested for alleged drinking, driving

Published On: Jun 22 2014 10:50:20 AM CDT

Photo courtesy Janesville Police Department

Rick L. Hesgard

JANESVILLE, Wis. -

A Janesville man was arrested Saturday night for driving after drinking with an absolute sobriety condition to his bail, officials said.

Janesville police were dispatched to reports of an intoxicated driver at a restaurant Saturday around 7:20 p.m., according to a release.

A caller reported that Rick Hesgard, 63, was preparing to leave the bar in a white Cadillac, police said. He had reportedly been drinking, but was not supposed to be drinking at all.

Officers observed the white Cadillac traveling northbound on South Jackson Street at Riverside Drive, according to the release. An officer initiated a traffic stop and could smell alcohol coming from Hesgard’s breath.

Hesgard told the officer he had consumed several beers, according to the release. The officer checked Hesgard’s driving status and found he had three prior convictions for operating while intoxicated with a pending OWI case. As part of the cases Hesgard had a condition of absolute sobriety.

He was arrested on tentative charges of fourth-offense prohibited blood concentration and felony bail jumping.

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