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Driver accused of swerving, going through stop sign faces 7th drunken driving charge

MIDDLETON, Wis. - A Madison man was arrested on a felony drunken driving charge early Sunday morning after an officer saw him swerving in traffic, officials said.

A Middleton police officer observed a vehicle that swerved out of its lane around 2:05 a.m. and then did not stop for a stop sign at Branch Street and Maywood Avenue, according to a release.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and determined that the driver, 58-year-old John P. Vanden Heuvel, was slurring his speech and displaying other signs of alcohol impairment, authorities said.

After field sobriety testing, Vanden Heuvel was arrested on a tentative felony charge of seventh-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was also ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign.

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