My News LA reported recently that a motor vehicle accident occurred in Coachella early Sunday morning, allegedly the result of drunken driving, that sent a person to the hospital.
The incident occurred early on the morning of Sunday, December 6, according to representatives of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, took place at the intersection of 51st Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street, and involved two motor vehicles, both sedans. While only limited information was released about the accident, photos from the scene show that one sedan had significant front-end damage, while the other that jumped the curb had major damage along the right side.
The suspected drunk driver was arrested and taken into custody, while the victim was medically transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies.
Law enforcement officials took the opportunity to remind drivers that drunken driving, as evidenced by this accident, is dangerous both to the driver and to all others on the roads, and that responsible drinkers should designate a designated driver or seek alternate forms of transport, such as Uber or Lyft, when they are intoxicated or plan to be