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MPD: Officers care for babies removed from car after woman arrested for OWI

MADISON, Wis. - Officers with the Madison Police Department helped care for children after a woman was arrested on suspicion of a fourth OWI offense.

Rosavi L. Cabrera, 37, of Madison, was found asleep behind the wheel on John Nolen Drive near South Broom Street and the Monona Terrace, according to a release from the department. Police said Cabrera had her foot on the brake and her car was still running when they arrived.

Officers and firefighters noticed two infants in the back seat and were forced to break out the front passenger window, according to the Police Department’s public information officer, Joel Despain.

The babies ended up at the police station, with officers changing diapers and caring for them, Despain said.

Despain said the police interaction with the babies was detailed in one officer’s report, with that officer saying, “Both children, after being in our presence and being in our custody for some time were both calm and playful and seemed to be in good spirit.”

Cabrera was arrested on two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, operating while revoked, bail jumping and fourth offense operating while under the influence with passengers under 16 years of age.

 

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