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Press Release: DUI Traffic Collision
Agency: Rancho Mirage Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: 03/29/2019 Time: 6:00 AM
Incident Date: 03/29/2019 Time: 3:00 AM
Incident Location: Hwy 111 – North of Paxton Drive, Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Joe Ruiz
File Number(s): S190880010


On March 29, 2019, at 3:00 am officers from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a traffic collision near the intersection of Hwy 111 and Paxton Drive, in the city of Rancho Mirage. Upon arrival, officers observed a single-vehicle involved collision. Ranjeet Minocha , 32 years, of Palm Desert, showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. After further investigation, Minocha was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Minocha was transported to a local area hospital as a precaution. Due to the extent of his injuries, charges will be filed out of custody.

The Rancho Mirage Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive. To report drunk drivers, please call 911. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Officer Bryan Whitley from the Rancho Mirage Police Department, at (760) 836-1600, or they can call in anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).


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