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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: January 30, 2018 Time: 1:00 AM
Incident Date: January 29, 2018 Time: 10:22 PM
Incident Location: 72-000 block of Highway 111, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): T180290153


On Monday, January 29, 2018, at approximately 10:22 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a two-vehicle traffic collision in the 72000 block of Highway 111, Palm Desert.  It was determined the driver, James Howell, 68 years of Long Beach, was travelling westbound on Highway 111 and collided with another vehicle, which was stopped for a red light on Highway 111 and Town Center Way.  No injuries were sustained as a result of the collision, but during the investigation it was determined that Howell showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol.  Howell was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  Once treated, he was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio. 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Officer Robert Kelly with the Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T180290153.


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