Man gets fourth OWI after hiding from cops, officials say

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Gazette staff
September 7, 2014

JANESVILLE—Police say they arrested a Janesville man on suspicion of fourth-offense drunken driving after he ditched his vehicle and tried to hide in a wooded area early Sunday.

According to a release from Janesville police, an officer was responding to a domestic disturbance complaint in the 1700 block of Rockport Road, Janesville, at 3:54 a.m. Sunday. The officer saw a vehicle witnesses described in the incident, but lost sight of it.

The officer later found the vehicle abandoned at South Pearl and Court streets. Police found the apparent driver of the vehicle, Kyle C. Olson, 22 of 222 N. Franklin St., hiding in a wooded area nearby.

Police say they gave Olson a sobriety test, which showed he was impaired. Olson was cited for fourth-offense operating while intoxicated after a blood test showed he had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit, police said.

He also was cited for possession of drug equipment, operating while revoked, no insurance, a probation violation and for not wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Olson was being held Sunday at Rock County Jail, pending a court hearing.

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