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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: June 6, 2019 Time: 5:00 AM
Incident Date: June 6, 2019 Time: 2:50 AM
Incident Location: Monterey Avenue north of Country Club Drive., Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jose Tijerina
File Number(s): T191570004


Juan Valenzuela

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, at approximately 2:50 AM, deputies from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision on Monterey Avenue north of Country Club Drive, Palm Desert. It was determined the driver, Juan Valenzuela, 27 years of Palm Springs, was travelling northbound Monterey Avenue, when he veered off the roadway and collided into the center median. Valenzuela did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision, but during the investigation it was determined that Valenzuela showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol.  Valenzuela 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 Palm Desert 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 Robert Bawdon with the Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T19 157 0004.


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