Columbia County Authorities Arrest Madison Man For Pursuit Fifth OWI Offenses

(Portage) A Madison man was arrested Sunday for his Fifth OWI Offense following a pursuit with Columbia County authorities. A sergeant with the sheriff’s office conducted a traffic stop around 1am Sunday in the 300 block of East Edgewater Street in Portage. After the sergeant made contact with the vehicle, it fled and then briefly slowed down to let out a female passenger. A short distance later the suspect got out and fled on foot and was found over an hour later. The driver, reportedly identified as Nicholas Sanger, is facing felony count of Eluding along with Fifth OWI, Resisting and several drug possession charges. The 34-year-old is awaiting his initial appearance at the Columbia County Jail.