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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: July 26, 2019 Time: 2:00 PM
Incident Date: July 26, 2019 Time: 10:14 AM
Incident Location: 40-000 block of Monterey Ave., Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): T192070065


Sam Flores

On Friday, July 26, 2019, at approximately 10:15 AM, Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Palm Desert Station, responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision in the 40-000 block of Monterey Ave., Palm Desert.  It was determined the driver, Sam Flores, 57 years of Cathedral City, was travelling northbound on Monterey Ave. and collided with the center median.  During the investigation, it was determined that Flores showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  Flores was arrested for driving under the influence and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  Once treated, he was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.   

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Michael Doyle at (760) 836-1600 or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T192070065.

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

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