Janesville man arrested for 7th OWI

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Gazette staff
Sunday, March 16, 2014

JANESVILLE—Police arrested a man on drunken driving and drug possession charges early Sunday after pulling him over for a loud vehicle exhaust, authorities said.

According to news release from the Janesville Police Department, police arrested Thomas W. Walters, 50, of Janesville, after pulling his vehicle over for “defective exhaust” in the 400 block of south academy at 2:03 a.m. Sunday.

Police said Walters was intoxicated and had marijuana, drug paraphernalia and bags full of prescription medication in his possession at the time.

It was Walters' seventh operating while intoxicated offense, although he had a valid license during the incident, police said.

He was being held Sunday at the Rock County Jail pending an initial court appearance.  

Last updated: 3:25 pm Sunday, March 16, 2014

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