Felony OWI Arrests

April 25, 2022
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, April 24, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies made two felony Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) arrests within a 30-minute window.

At about 6:15 pm, James F. Gordon was stopped for going 66 mph is a 40 mph zone on US Highway 51 near Exchange Street in the town of Dunn. Following field sobriety tests, Gordon was arrested for OWI-5th offense and Operating After Revocation.

At approximately 6:40 pm, deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Westport Road in the town of Westport. A car operated by Lucas A. Stowell, age 38 of Richland Center, crossed the centerline and sideswiped another vehicle causing it to rollover. The 74-year-old male and 27-year-old female occupants of that vehicle were transported to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time. Stowell and his female passenger were also transported to a local hospital where he was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. Stowell is tentatively charged with OWI – 4th offense, causing injury.