Driver charged with DWI and possessionEagan woman told police she was coming from her son’s school in Rosemount
By: Nathan Hansen, Rosemount Town Pages
Jancy Lalime apparently started her day drinking to get rid of a hangover, but now she finds herself with an even bigger headache.
Rosemount police arrested Lalime, 22, of Eagan, on Oct. 15, and the Dakota County Attorney’s office has charged her with crimes that include driving while impaired, drug possession, violation of a restricted driver’s license and failure to produce proof of insurance.
According to a criminal complaint filed last week in the county attorney’s office, Lalime caught a Rosemount police officer’s attention around 10:30 a.m. when she rolled through a stop sign at the corner of 145th Street and Cameo Avenue, forcing the officer to brake. Lalime could not produce proof of insurance after the officer stopped her, and she failed several field sobriety tests the officer administered after noticing what is described in the complaint as a “strong odor of alcohol.”
A preliminary breath test indicated a blood alcohol content greater than .08. Lalime called an attorney from the Rosemount police station and declined to take a more comprehensive test.
According to the complaint, Lalime told police she was on her way home from her son’s school when she was stopped. She said she’d been drinking beer earlier that morning to get rid of a hangover.
Police found four empty beer cans when they searched Lalime’s car. They also found a small red straw that carried traces of cocaine.
Lalime’s driver’s license restricts use of alcohol and controlled substances. She was convicted of DWI in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
If convicted this time on a felony DWI charge Lalime could face up to seven years in jail and fines of up to $14,000. A felony drug charge has a maximum sentence of five years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Man charged with bold trailer theft
When Dale Bale saw a trailer he liked in a Rosemount yard late last month, he drove in, hooked up and took off.
That’s the version of the story in a Dakota County criminal complaint, at least. Bale, 54, of Mazeppa, has been charged with felony counts of theft and receiving stolen property.
According to the complaint, the trailer’s owner was taking a nap in the Clayton Avenue home he shares with a family member when he was awakened around noon by the sound of a truck. He looked out the window, saw an older model Ford truck on the property with its hood up and didn’t think much of it. He was in a workshop on the property when he heard the truck start again, and he walked to the front of the house in time to see the truck drive away with his $3,000 vehicle trailer in tow.
The man called 911, and the Minnesota State Patrol and a Mendota Heights police officer located the trailer on northbound 35W. The license plates had been switched, but the original plates were in the truck.
If convicted on either a felony theft charge or a felony charge of receiving stolen property Bale could face up to five years in jail and fines of up to $5,000.