Brian Primm called 911 to report his Mercedes Benz stolen around 1 a.m. Thursday, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
Primm told an MPD officer he last saw the car parked and locked on the 100 block of West Dayton Street, near the Capitol. A UWPD officer found the car approximately 40 minutes later, speeding on North Breese Terrace and University Avenue near Camp Randall Stadium.
Officers treated the situation as a high-risk stop and assumed the thief was behind the wheel. Instead they found Primm. He reportedly shrugged his shoulders when asked why he had not reported his car had been found.
Officers cited him with speeding and his fourth OWI. The incident comes about a month after the state Assembly passed a bill that would make a fourth offense OWI a felony under any circumstances.
The current law only classifies a fourth OWI a felony if it occurs within five years of the third offense, according to state law. Gov. Scott Walker still must sign the bill, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2017, for it to become law.