Madison woman arrested for 5th offense OWI

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- 53-year-old Maria Falkner was arrested on Sunday and booked into the Dane County Jail for a 5th offense Operating While Intoxicated.

She also faces charges for Obstruction, and cited for Operating After Revocation, Operating Left of Center, Prohibited Alcohol Content and Expired Plates.

Falkner was arrested after a deputy observed a Toyota RAV 4 with expired plates operating left of center on Aberg Avenue near State Highway 30.

A traffic stop found the driver, Falkner, was intoxicated and intitially provided false identifying information.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind those of you who choose to drink and or celebrate occasions away from home, to not drink and drive. Instead, consider a safe method of travel home: whether it be by taxi, taxi alternative, designated driver, public transportation, etcetera—there are options out there that keep you, your friends, families and other drivers/passengers safe.