Man crashes into fence, faces 4th OWI, officials say

Man crashes into fence, faces 4th OWI, officials say
Kevin Hoblit

A Janesville man faces his fourth drunken driving charge after losing control of his vehicle Sunday night and crashing, according to a release.

Rock County sheriff’s deputies and Clinton fire and EMS crews were sent around 10 p.m. to South Cemetery Road south of Highway 14 for reports of a single-vehicle crash with airbag deployment, officials said.

Kevin Hoblit, 50, of Janesville, was driving south on South Cemetery Road and he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the release. His vehicle hit an embankment, some brush and eventually a fence.

Hoblit was the only person in the vehicle, officials said. He denied being injured, but was taken to a hospital for possible injuries.

Hoblit failed field sobriety tests after being turned over to a Rock County deputy.

He was arrested on a tentative charge fourth-offense operating while intoxicated. He was also cited for operating too fast for conditions.