Wisconsin Man Arrested Twice for Drunk Driving in One Night


JANESVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) – A southern Wisconsin man was pulled over and arrested twice for OWI in the same evening, with the arrests happening roughly five hours apart from one another.

According to a release from the Janesville Police Department, 53-year-old Jeffery Janecek, was seen near Milton Avenue and Blackbridge Road after a witness reported him being “all over the roadway” around 5:15 p.m. on May 24.

Janesville officers pulled Janecek over in the 1200 block of North Ringold Street. Janecek, a Janesville resident, was arrested after allegedly failing standardized field sobriety testing.

[Janecek] was charged with operating while intoxicated 1st offense, which is a traffic forfeiture. A sober, responsible party, came to the Janesville Police Department and took custody of Janecek around 6:00 p.m. This is normal procedure for an OWI 1st arrest.

Janesville Police Department

Roughly four and a half hours after Janecek was picked up, a different Janesville officer spotted a vehicle allegedly deviating from its lane and traveling 15mph under the speed limit on Milton Avenue near Mt. Zion Avenue.

When the officer pulled the vehicle over, the driver was identified as Janecek, who was reportedly still under the influence of alcohol and had allegedly just left a local bar, officers say.

After failing field sobriety testing yet again, Janecek was arrested once more and is being held at the Rock County Jail for what officers called “his continued dangerous behavior.”

It was stated in the release that Janecek was charged with two counts of Operating While Intoxicated – 1st Offense.

No other details were released.

Ben Newhouse
Ben Newhouse
Digital Reporter. Ben graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a Journalism emphasis. He's a huge movie and TV buff but also loves spending time with his family outdoors going kayaking and hiking.

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