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Press Release: DUI Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: 05/15/19 Time:  6:00 am
Incident Date: 05/15/19 Time: 1:12 am
Incident Location: 43000 block of Elkhorn Trail, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Marcus Abbe
File Number(s): T191350004


Arias Baltazar

On May 15, 2019, at 1:12 am, Officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a reported traffic collision at 43615 Elkhorn Trail, Palm Desert. Officers determined a Kia sedan traveling northbound on Elkhorn Trail collided with a parked vehicle at the location. The driver of the Kia, Arias Baltazar, age 30 of Desert Hot Springs, was found to have been operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. After being medically cleared at a local hospital, Arias Baltazar was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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


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