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Press Release: DUI Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: May 06, 2019 Time: 4:30 AM
Incident Date: May 06, 2019 Time: 12:38 AM
Incident Location: Highway 111 x Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Christopher Ternes
File Number(s): T191260002


Danielle Kessel

On Monday, May 06, 2019, at approximately 12:38 AM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to the area of Highway 111 x Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert reference a traffic collision.  Upon arrival, Officers contacted Danielle Kessel, 26 years, of Palm Springs.  The investigation revealed Kessel while traveling east on Highway 111, drove through the red signal light at Monterey Avenue.  While driving through the red light, Kessel collided with an unknown vehicle.  The other vehicle was unable to be located.  Kessel was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and was later 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 drink and drive.  To report drunk drivers, please call 911.  Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Officer Roman Lugo from the Palm Desert Police Department, at (760)836-1600, or they can call anonymously at (760)341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T191260002.

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

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