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70-year-old man charged with 4th OWI after hitting bridge support

Posted at 7:47 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 08:47:11-05

TURTLE — A man was arrested Sunday for operating while intoxicated near Beloit after hitting a bridge support with his vehicle and parking in the middle of the road, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

Around 6 p.m., deputies responded to a vehicle parked in the middle of the road on South Smith Road by East County Road J in Turtle, Wis. Paul L. Nardini, 70, slurred his words and displayed signs of being intoxicated, deputies said. He refused a field sobriety test. A blood sample was collected but results aren't known at this time.

Nardini was booked in the Rock County Jail and will have his initial court appearance Monday at 3 p.m.

This is Nardini's fourth OWI offense, making this arrest a felony.

Nardini was convicted of battery in November 2016, a misdemeanor. In October 2018, he was convicted of disorderly conduct, a non-traffic ordinance violation, according to court records.

On Oct. 31 of this year, Nardini was charged with drinking intoxicants/inhaling nitrous oxide in a moving vehicle on the highway, a traffic forfeiture, according to court documents. On Nov. 4, 2019, he was charged with operating a vehicle with a revoked license, a traffic forfeiture.