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Driver with 2 minor passengers arrested for 5th OWI

Police: 36-year-old, passengers found in vehicle that had gone in ditch

TOWN OF DUNN, Wis. - A 36-year-old was arrested on a fifth-offense operating while intoxicated charge with two minors in the vehicle Monday night, according to a release.

Dane County deputies said a motorist reported seeing a vehicle cross the centerline into oncoming traffic while traveling southbound on Highway 51 in the area of Schneider Road around 4:20 p.m.

A vehicle matching the motorist's description was found in the ditch on Norman Drive near Pike Lane, according to the release. The driver, Marshall Martinez, 36, of the town of Dunn, and his passengers were still in the vehicle.

Deputies said Martinez had a strong odor of intoxicants on his breath and open intoxicants in his vehicle.

Two children, ages 11 and 5, were passengers in the vehicle, according to the release.

Field sobriety tests were given and Martinez was arrested for fifth-offense OWI.

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