Lakeville police arrest 3 for DUI with children in vehicles within 12-hour time frame

Lakeville police arrest 3 for DUI with children in vehicles within 12-hour time frame Photo: Courtesy of the Lakeville Police Department

June 06, 2019 04:15 PM

Three people were arrested in Lakeville for driving while intoxicated with children in their vehicles in three separate stops on Monday.

Lakeville Police tweeted Monday night, "Unbelievable! 3rd DWI arrest today with a child in the vehicle. #drivesober."


The first arrest came at about 10:42 a.m. According to the incident report, officers responded to a driving complaint and, after a short pursuit, initiated a traffic stop.

The 18-year-old driver, Mikayla Jelee Rozema, was uncooperative and appeared to be under the influence of marijuana, the report states. Police also said there was a child in the vehicle.

Rozema was arrested, and nine charges are pending, including fleeing a police officer, third-degree DUI and family offense - neglect or endangerment of a child.

Then, at about 7:22 p.m., Lakeville police conducted a traffic stop and found the driver's license was revoked. The incident report says officers also determined the driver was impaired.

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Arrested for DWI was Thomas Richard Hedensten, 25. The report states officers found an infant in the vehicle, and also found marijuana wax in Hedensten's possession. Four charges are pending against him.

And, at about 9:05 p.m., officers stopped 28-year-old Edras Manuel Umana-Garcia and found him to be impaired. Police also found a juvenile passenger in his vehicle, according to the incident report.

Umana-Garcia was arrested, and charges of DWI second-degree driving while impaired and DUI second-degree alcohol concentration over .08 or more are pending.

In a statement to KSTP, Lakeville Police Chief Jeff Long said they encourage people to call if they see something.

"We, as a society, often make the mistake of assuming that if a child is in the car, the person must be ok," Long's statement said. "These arrests show that this thought process is not always accurate. The call to 911 may say lives, literally."

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