Traffic stop leads to OWI, drug arrests, police say

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Two people are facing drunken driving and drug charges after an officer stopped the vehicle for traffic violations Saturday night, Janesville police said.

A Janesville officer stopped a vehicle around 9:10 p.m. at the intersection of Center Avenue and Riverside Street after observing the vehicle cross the centerline and violate a traffic signal, according to a release.

The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Stephanie N. Mitchell, of Janesville, was suspected of driving while intoxicated, and was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, police said. Mitchell faces a tentative charge of fourth-offense operating while intoxicated.

Mitchell’s passenger, 41-year-old Charles L. Stewart, of Beaver Dam, was arrested on a tentative charge of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

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