Janesville police arrested a Janesville man on a seventh-offense intoxicated driving charge Friday morning after he failed to stop at a flashing red light, police said.
Officers reported stopping a vehicle at 2:24 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of Harding Street after the driver drove through a flashing red light at Centerway and North Parker Drive, according to a police news release.
Ladell T. Herron, 39, of 620 Eisenhower Ave., showed signs of intoxication when officers stopped him. A field sobriety test confirmed he was legally intoxicated, and results from a blood test are pending, according to the release.
Herron’s previous intoxicated driving convictions were in 2008, 2013 and four in 2017, according to a criminal complaint filed in Rock County Court on Monday.
Herron was arrested on charges of seventh-offense OWI, operating after revocation, failure to stop for a flashing red signal and probation violation, the release states.
At his initial court appearance Monday, Herron was held on a $500 cash bond and ordered to maintain absolute sobriety and not to drive.