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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: November 9, 2018 Time: 7:30 PM
Incident Date: November 9, 2018 Time: 6:11 PM
Incident Location: Plaza Way and Highway 111, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brent Irvine
File Number(s): T183130129


On Friday, November 9, 2018 at approximately 6:11 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision at Plaza Way and Highway 111, Palm Desert.  The driver, Susan Truesdale, 64 years of Palm Desert, was located at the scene and it was determined that she was travelling southbound on Plaza Way when her vehicle struck a tree and a pole.  Truesdale sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision and showed signs of alcohol and drug impairment. Truesdale was arrested for driving while under the influence, and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. Once treated, she was booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio. 

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 Steven Nelson with the Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T183130129.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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