Man arrested for OWI after police advised him not to drive, officials say

Police: Man found driving after police told him to walk, not drive

Published On: Jul 14 2013 11:22:46 AM CDT
JANESVILLE, Wis. -

Janesville police arrested a Beloit man who was driving intoxicated after police advised him not to drive earlier, according to a release.

A Janesville police officer approached a gold Ford Taurus in the 2100 block of Palmer Drive near Blackhawk Golf Course in Janesville Saturday morning at 3:17, according the release.

The occupants were not driving at the time but were noticeably intoxicated, and the officer sent them on their way on foot and advised them not to drive, according to the release.

The officer then saw the vehicle operating and noticed it was traveling left of the centerline, according to the release.

Officials said they initiated a traffic stop and found the driver, Michael White, 45, of Beloit, smelled of alcohol.

White was given field sobriety tests which indicated he was impaired, according to the release.

Officials said White was arrested for operating while intoxicated, which was his fourth offense, and operating after having his license revoked.

White refused a blood test, so a sample was taken after a search warrant was issued, according to the release. The blood test results are pending.