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Incident Report for Case #2014-9128

Incident Type

Intoxicated/Impaired Driver

Incident Date

01/10/2014 - 1:51 AM


2200 block S. Whitney Way


John M. McGarrity, age 32, Middleton
Driver was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated - 3rd offense.


A concerned S. Whitney Way homeowner called for police early this morning after a minivan pulled into his driveway and parked. There were two strangers inside, and as police drove into the neighborhood the resident and his son were in the street flagging them down. The van's engine was running, the lights were on, and the men inside were asleep. It took officers five minutes of window knocking to one of them – it turned out to be the passenger - to wake up enough to open his door. Officers were soon in a conversation with the driver. He said he and his passenger had been drinking at a Middleton bar and they were now on their way home. Both live in Middleton. An officer asked the driver why - if they are from Middleton and if they had been drinking in Middleton – why now were they parked in a driveway on the far westside of Madison? "I don't know," answered the driver. "I don't even know where we are," he said. He was arrested for third offense drunken driving. 

Released 01/10/2014 at 1:56 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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