MADISON (WKOW) -- Shortly before 10:00 Sunday night, a UW-Madison police officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Campus and University Bay Drives for speeding.
During the stop, the driver's breath smelled of alcohol.
45-year-old Kevin Ball, of Madison, already had four previous OWI convictions with a .02 blood alcohol limit. A breath test determined Ball's BAC was .054 and he was arrested.
During a search of Ball's vehicle, officers found a grinder device used for marijuana.
Ball was booked into Dane County Jail for 5th offense operating while intoxicated/prohibited alcohol limit, a felony. Other citations issued: speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt, operating with a suspended registration, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The UW-Madison Police Department wants to remind drivers, while it's never appropriate to drive a vehicle while intoxicated, officers are paying extra close attention to OWI violations this month as part of the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.
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