Madison man stopped for speeding gives fake name, faces 5th OWI, deputy says

Madison man stopped for speeding gives fake name, faces 5th OWI, deputy says
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A Madison man faces his fifth drunken driving charge after being stopped for speeding in Sauk County and giving a false name, according to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.

A Sauk County sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop for speeding around 11:40 p.m. near North Reedsburg Road in the town of Delton, officials said.

During the traffic stop, the deputy noticed signs that the driver was impaired by alcohol, according to the release.

After further investigation, he was arrested on a tentative charge of operating while intoxicated.

It was later determined that the driver had given a false name, according to the release. The driver was eventually identified as 31-year-old Darren B. Neal, of Madison, and that he had four previous OWI convictions and a revoked driver’s license.

Deputies said Neal was also on supervision through the state Department of Corrections and had several outstanding warrants.

Neal faces tentative charges of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated, operating after revocation and obstructing an officer.

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