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Janesville man with 3 OWI convictions & 1 pending OWI case caught drunk again

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Rick Hesgard/Rock Co. Jail Rick Hesgard/Rock Co. Jail

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A Janesville man with three prior OWI convictions and one pending OWI case is caught drinking again.

Janesville police say they were dispatched to a bar around 7:20 p.m. Saturday. An anonymous caller reported Rick Hesgard, 63, was preparing to leave and had been drinking. Officers saw his car in the area and made a traffic stop.

Officers smelled alcohol and did a check of Hesgard's driving status. They found he had three prior convictions for OWI and one pending OWI case. That reduced his legal limit to .02 and meant he had a condition of absolute sobriety since he was out on bond for the pending OWI case.

Police say Hesgard submitted to a chemical breath test which revealed a level of .15. He was charged with Prohibited Blood Alcohol Concentration 4th Offense and Felony Bail Jumping.

Hesgard is being held in the Rock County Jail.


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