33-year-old charged with 5th OWI

Portage man witnessed speeding more than 20 mph over before traffic stop, sheriff says
33-year-old charged with 5th OWI
Ryan F. Mountford, 33, of Portage

A 33-year-old man was charged with his fifth drunken driving offense early Wednesday, officials said.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office said Ryan F. Mountford, of Portage, was pulled over at about 1:25 a.m. at Alvarez Avenue and North Walbridge. A deputy stopped Mountford after he reportedly saw the vehicle roll though a stop sign and speed more than 20 mph over the posted limit on Highway 51.

The sheriff’s department said Mountford refused to participate in field sobriety testing but did voluntarily submit to a preliminary breath test. According to the report, the test registered over the legal limit of 0.08 percent for blood alcohol concentration.

Mountford was taken to Dane County Jail on the felony charge, the report said.

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