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Press Release: Injury DUI Traffic Collision
Agency: Rancho Mirage Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: 05/09/19 Time: 2:00 am
Incident Date: 05/08/19 Time: 11:29 pm
Incident Location: Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Marcus Abbe
File Number(s): S191280034


On May 8, 2019, at 11:29 pm, an officer from the Rancho Mirage Desert Police Department witnessed a traffic collision in the intersection of Highway 111 and Bob Hope Drive, within the city of Rancho Mirage. Officers determined a gray Honda sedan traveling westbound on Highway 111 veered off the roadway and collided with a traffic signal pole at the intersection. The driver of the Honda, Kelsey Diaz, age 26 of Desert Hot Springs, was determined to have been operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Kelsey Diaz was released at a local hospital to seek further medical treatment.

The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact, Officer Nicole Wilhite from the Rancho Mirage Police Department at 760-836-1600, or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867). The Rancho Mirage Police Department urges all drivers not to drink and drive.

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

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