Fitchburg man cited 29th time for driving without license

A Fitchburg man was cited for the 29th time for operating a motor vehicle without a license Wednesday, officials said.

Melvin Gates, 25, has never been issued a driver’s license in Wisconsin, according to a release.

A Dane County sheriff’s deputy stopped gates around 10:30 a.m. after he did not stop at a red light at Highway 12 and 50 in the town of Blooming Grove, officials said.

Department of Transportation records show Gates has been cited 28 times for the same offense within the last five years. He was also cited for not having insurance.