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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: November 23, 2018 Time: 2:27 PM
Incident Date: November 23, 2018 Time: 9:07 AM
Incident Location: 75-000 block of Kelsey Circle, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): T183270037


Penny Lynn Zavitka

On Friday, November 23, 2018, at approximately 9:07 AM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the 75000 block of Kelsey Circle, Palm Desert.  It was determined the driver, Penny Lynn Zavitka, 52 years of La Quinta, was travelling eastbound on Kelsey Circle and collided with two parked vehicles.  Zavitka did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision, but during the investigation it was determined that Zavitka showed symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance.  Zavitka was arrested for driving 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.   

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 #T183270037.

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

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