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Man arrested for 5th OWI near UW campus, officials say

Police: Madison man had 0.054 percent BAC

MADISON, Wis. - University of Wisconsin – Madison police arrested a Madison man Sunday night for his fifth offense operating while intoxicated charge, officials said.

Kevin G. Ball, 45, of Madison, was stopped on Campus Drive at University Bay Drive for speeding around 9:50 p.m., according to a release.

The officer noticed the smell of alcohol on the driver's breath, officials said.

Due to his previous OWI convictions, Ball's blood-alcohol limit was 0.02 percent, according to the release. A breath test determined his blood-alcohol content was 0.054 percent.

Ball was arrested for fifth offense OWI/prohibited alcohol limit, which is a felony, officials said. He was also on charges of speeding, failing to wear a seat belt, operating with a suspended registration and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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