A routine traffic stop turned into a drunken-driving arrest for a driver who police say was three times over the legal limit.
University of Wisconsin-Madison police said an officer stopped a car at the intersection of South Park Street and West Washington Avenue around 11 p.m. Friday. The officer pulled the driver over for a defective tail light.
When he approached the car, the officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol. He also saw 48-year-old Robert Mueller, of Fitchburg, had bloodshot and watery eyes.
Mueller admitted to drinking beer, and a preliminary breath test showed his blood alcohol content was 0.268 percent.
According to a release from UWPD, Mueller was arrested on charges of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated, which is a felony charge.
Mueller was booked into the Dane County Jail.