6 Drivers Cited On OWI Charges On New Years Eve

The Dane County Sheriff?s Office had extra enforcement on the roads over the New Year?s weekend. Deputies working a grant-funded enforcement deployment cited three drivers on charges of operating while intoxicated on New Year?s Eve.

Regular patrol deputies added three OWI arrests, for a total of six on the night. Officials said most of the arrests were first-time offenses.

But Jose Luis Tercero-Alverez, 33, of Madison, faces his second OWI charge, authorities said. They said a deputy first spotted Tercero-Alverez driving his 2001 Pontiac Grand Am on East Washington Avenue. When the deputy checked the vehicle’s registration he discovered the owner of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant, officials said. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on Aberg Avenue at about 9:10 p.m. At first Tercero-Alverez accelerated and began weaving in and out of traffic, officials said. They said he then turned into the driveway of an apartment complex on Ruskin Avenue, but refused to follow the deputy?s instructions.

As the deputies shouted for the suspect to follow their commands, Tercero-Alverez paced back and forth reaching for his waistband and was telling deputies to shoot him, while his three children sat inside the vehicle, officials said. The deputies said they were eventually able to talk Tercero-Alverez into cooperating and he was taken into custody without force.

In addition to the OWI charge he also faces an enhancer of having three passengers under the age of 16 in the vehicle. He also faces charges of eluding an officer, operating after revocation and not having insurance. He’s being held in the Dane County Jail, officials said.