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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: June 28, 2019 Time: 8:57 PM
Incident Date: June 28, 2019 Time: 11:55 PM
Incident Location: 73-900 block of El Paseo., Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jose Tijerina
File Number(s): T191790099


Paula Ziegler

On Thursday, June 28, 2019, at approximately 8:57 PM, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision at the 73-900 block of El Paseo, Palm Desert. It was determined the driver, Paula Ziegler, 56 years of Idaho, was travelling eastbound attempting to exit the parking lot, when she collided into a sign and a palm tree.  Ziegler did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision, but during the investigation it was determined that Ziegler showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  Ziegler was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  Ziegler was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  Once treated, she was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio. 

The Riverside County Sheriff 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 Nicole Wilhite at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T19 179 0099.

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

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