Suspected 7th-time drunken driver: ‘Arrest me. I’m drunk enough’

Sauk sheriff: Driver, 64, operating all over road
Suspected 7th-time drunken driver: ‘Arrest me. I’m drunk enough’

A Sauk County man is facing a seventh drunken-driving charge after a traffic stop Thursday afternoon, the sheriffs’ office said.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said it received a report of a vehicle operating “all over the road” on West Highway 136 from Highway 12 in West Baraboo. It was reported that the vehicle continuously crossed over the center line and then back over the fog line.

According to the report, a deputy caught up to the vehicle and observed the same driving behavior. The vehicle was stopped on Pleasant Valley Road at 4:30 p.m.

The deputy who spoke with the driver, 64-year-old Craig D. Janzen of Rock Springs, said he detected evidence that Janzen had been consuming alcohol. Janzen’s previous six convictions for operating while intoxicated restrict him from driving with a blood alcohol concentration above 0.02. The sheriff’s office said Janzen is on parole for OWI.

The report said Janzen refused to perform field sobriety tests and told the deputy to “Go ahead, arrest me. I’m drunk enough.”

Janzen was arrested on suspicion of seventh-offense OWI and taken to the Sauk County Jail. Janzen refused to submit to a chemical test of his blood, so the sheriff’s office had to secure a search warrant to collect blood evidence. He was also charged with operating left of center line. He was also held on a parole hold.

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