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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: January 31, 2018 Time: 5:00 AM
Incident Date: January 31, 2018 Time: 02:06 AM
Incident Location: 71-000 block of Highway 111, Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): S180310004


On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at approximately 2:06 AM, officers from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the 71000 block of Highway 111, Rancho Mirage.  It was determined the driver, Fererico Gonzalez Sanchez, 21 years of Desert Hot Springs, was travelling westbound on Highway 111 and collided with a traffic signal pole and overturned his vehicle.  Sanchez sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision, but during the investigation it was determined that Sanchez showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol.  Sanchez 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 Jay Youngblood 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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