3 separate traffic incidents involve drivers under the influence, police say

3 separate traffic incidents involve drivers under the influence, police say
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Madison police responded to three separate traffic incidents Monday involving drivers suspected of operating under the influence of narcotics, according to a release.

A 26-year-old Pardeeville man was cited for numerous violations, including operating while under of the influence of a controlled substance, after he drove into a parked car at North Baldwin Street and Sherman Avenue around 6:40 p.m., police said.

According to the release, the man had a baggie in his pocket with a substance he thought was heroin, but it turned out to be fentanyl.

Around 2 p.m. Monday a 26-year-old Madison man was arrested on a tentative charge of operating while under the influence after he nodded off at the wheel and then drove over a median at the intersection of Packers Avenue and International Lane, police said.

Drug paraphernalia commonly used to ingest opioids was found in the car, according to the release.

An hour earlier, a 28-year-old Madison man was cited for his second-offense operating under the influence after he nodded off behind the wheel while stopped at a red light at North Stoughton Road and Commercial Avenue, police said.

When another driver honked a couple of times to try to get him going, the 28-year-old hit the gas, went over a median and drove across three lanes of oncoming traffic, according to the release.

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