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Police arrest driver who blows more than 3 times legal limit

Published On: Aug 09 2014 10:41:22 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 10 2014 08:16:26 AM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

A routine traffic stop turned into a drunken-driving arrest for a driver who police say was three times over the legal limit.

University of Wisconsin-Madison police said an officer stopped a car at the intersection of South Park Street and West Washington Avenue around 11 p.m. Friday.  The officer pulled the driver over for a defective tail light.

When he approached the car, the officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol.  He also saw 48-year-old Robert Mueller, of Fitchburg, had bloodshot and watery eyes.

Mueller admitted to drinking beer, and a preliminary breath test showed his blood alcohol content was 0.268 percent.

According to a release from UWPD, Mueller was arrested on charges of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated, which is a felony charge.

Mueller was booked into the Dane County Jail.

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