Suspected drunken driver found hiding in woods, police say

Janesville police respond to reports of domestic disturbance early Sunday morning
Suspected drunken driver found hiding in woods, police say
Kyle Olson

A Janesville man was arrested on drunken driving charges after he allegedly drove away from a domestic disturbance and hid in nearby woods while intoxicated, according to a release.

Janesville police were sent to the 1700 block of Rockport Road Sunday around 3:50 a.m. for reports of a possible domestic disturbance, officials said. Before police got there the two people allegedly involved in the disturbance left in separate vehicles.

An officer driving to the address observed a vehicle matching one of the descriptions of the vehicles involved going north in the area of South Pearl Street and Rockport Road, according to the release. By the time the officer was able to turn around, the vehicle was gone.

Police said they found it abandoned in the area of South Pearl Street and Court Street.

The driver, Kyle Olson, 22, was found hiding in woods nearby, according to the release. Olson admitted to driving and not wearing his seat belt.

Olson smelled of alcohol, and was found to be impaired after field sobriety tests were administered, police said. Olson submitted to a breath test, and his blood alcohol content registered at 0.15 percent.

Olson was arrested on a tentative fourth-offense operating while intoxicated charge, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, possession of drug paraphernalia and operating after revocation. He was also cited for operating without insurance, operating while not wearing a seat belt and on a probation violation.

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