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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: November 21, 2017 Time: 7:30 PM
Incident Date: November 21, 2017 Time: 3:38 PM
Incident Location: 76-000 block of Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): T173250089


On Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at approximately 3:38 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the 76000 block of Frank Sinatra Dr., Palm Desert.  The driver, James Larkins, 68 years of Palm Desert, was located at the scene and it was determined that Larkins was travelling eastbound on Frank Sinatra Dr. when his vehicle struck a curb.  Larkins was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Larkins was admitted to a local area hospital; therefore, he was cited and released at the hospital. 

The Palm Desert Police Department encourages all drivers not to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  To report drunk drivers, please call 911.  Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Officer Chris Lauer with the Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T173250089.


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