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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Rancho Mirage Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: June 2, 2019 Time: 6:10 AM
Incident Date: June 2, 2019 Time: 12:47 AM
Incident Location: Ramon Road east of Bob Hope Drive., Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jose Tijerina
File Number(s): S191530003


Anthony Velasco

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, at approximately 12:47 AM, deputies from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a two-vehicle traffic collision on Ramon Road east of Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage.  It was determined the driver, Anthony Velasco, 19 years of Cathedral City, was travelling eastbound Ramon Road, when he collided with another vehicle. Parties involved did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision, but during the investigation it was determined that Velasco showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol.  Velasco was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  Once treated, he was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio. 

The Rancho Mirage Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive. To report drunk drivers, please call 911. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Lina Gama with the Rancho Mirage Police Department at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #S191530003.

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


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