Stoughton man arrested for fifth OWI after driving with mostly missing tire

Madison Police Department squad car
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STOUGHTON, Wis. — McFarland police arrested a Stoughton man early Sunday who they said was driving under the influence.

An officer stopped the 57-year-old on US 51 near Farwell Street just after 1:45 a.m. because of a flat tire. During a traffic stop, the officer found that the front driver’s side tire was mostly gone and the man was driving on the rim.

Police said the man showed signs of impairment while speaking, and was arrested after completing field sobriety tests. The man reportedly has four prior OWI convictions. He faces charges of operating under the influence – fifth offense, felony bail jumping, possession of THC and possession of an illegally obtained prescription.

News 3 Now is not naming the driver at this time as part of a policy not to name people accused of crimes until they have been formally charged in court. Click here to learn more about the policy. He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.