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Press Release: Driving Under The Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Station
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: November 19, 2018 Time: 10:00 pm
Incident Date: November 19, 2018 Time: 6:17 pm
Incident Location: Highway 111 and Country Club Drive, Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Joe Ruiz
File Number(s): S183230037


On Monday, November 19, 2018, at approximately 6:17 pm, officers from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a three vehicle traffic collision in the area of Highway 111 and Country Club Drive in Rancho Mirage.  It was determined the driver, Robert Lloyd Ernest, 69 years of Indian Wells, was travelling southbound Highway 111 and caused the vehicle collision. During the investigation it was determined that Ernest showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Ernest was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  Once treated, he was booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.

The Rancho Mirage Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive. To report drunk drivers, please call 911. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Officer Edward Chacon with the Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #S183230037.

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


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