Man stopped in ‘hot spot’ during traffic enforcement faces 5th OWI

A Madison man faces his fifth drunken driving charge after being stopped Wednesday night during a traffic enforcement grant in a “hot spot” area, Dane County officials said.

A Dane County deputy stopped 53-year-old Todd Zintz in the Highway 30 corridor in the Town of Blooming Grove around 10:45 p.m., according to a release.

The deputy was working an enforcement grant funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as part of a crime and safety project by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office in the Highway 30 corridor, officials said.

Zintz was arrested on tentative charges of fifth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was also cited for operating after revocation and operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration.

After being taken to the Dane County Jail, Zintz provided a breath sample that showed .19 percent blood alcohol content, deputies said.