Police arrested a Janesville man suspected of seventh-offense intoxicated driving early Wednesday morning, according to a police department news release.

Mark Matteson, 53, of 2141 Black Bridge Road, was stopped at 2:57 a.m. near West Court and South Chatham streets.

Matteson was driving erratically and showed signs of drug use when stopped. A field sobriety test showed signs of impairment, according to the release.

Matteson was charged with felony seventh-offense OWI, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and operating while suspended.

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