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Press Release: DUI Traffic Collision
Agency: La Quinta Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 04/24/19 Time: 6:20 pm
Incident Date: 04/24/19 Time: 3:30 pm
Incident Location: Washington Street and Avenue 50, La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Chris Olsen
File Number(s): LA191140088


Rene Chapa

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, around 3:30 pm, La Quinta deputies responded to the area of Washington Street and Avenue 50 regarding a traffic collision. Rene Chapa, 24-years-old of Indio, was traveling southbound on Washington Street in a gray Ford Mustang when he collided with a blue Toyota Matrix at the intersection of Avenue 50. The collision caused both cars to collide with three other cars within the intersection. One involved party was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. The collision investigation led to the arrest of Chapa for driving under the influence of drugs. Chapa was booked into the Riverside County Indio Jail.

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