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Beloit man arrested for 5th OWI


JANESVILLE (WKOW) – A Beloit man was arrested for his 5th OWI offense early Sunday morning.

Marvin A. Dawson was arrested around 2:22 a.m. when Officer Mario Vitaioli observed a Ford Expedition operating without its headlamps on and speeding.

Dawson crossed the centerline twice and almost hit a Rock County Deputy driving in the opposite direction.

Officer Vitaioli stopped the vehicle and could smell intoxicants on Dawson.  Police said Dawson was given standardized field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for OWI.

Janesville Police Department said a breath test at the police department showed Dawson's blood alcohol concentration was .19 and he is currently being held at the Rock County Jail.

Darwin was tentatively charged with 5th OWI offense, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and operating after revocation.

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