TOWN OF COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. -

A Madison man was arrested on suspicion of ninth-offense operating while intoxicated Sunday morning, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy stopped to assist a motorist pulled to the side of the road in the eastbound lane of Highway 12 near County Road AB in the town of Cottage Grove at 2 a.m.

The driver told the deputy he believed he had a flat tire.

Jason E. Grimes, 43, was arrested and consented to a blood test.

Two passengers in his vehicle were allowed to leave.