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Press Release: DUI /Fatal Traffic Collision
Agency: Coachella Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 04/27/19 Time: 04:58 AM
Incident Date: 04/27/19 Time: 02:15 AM
Incident Location: Grapefruit Blvd x Mitchell Dr.
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Adan Yamaguchi
File Number(s): Y191170003


Hector Polanco

On 04/27/19, at about 02:15 AM, Coachella deputies responded to the report of a traffic collision on Grapefruit Blvd and Mitchell Dr.  The driver of the black pickup truck, Hector Polanco, 34 years, of Coachella, was traveling southbound on Grapefruit Blvd when he collided head on with a bicyclist traveling northbound.  The bicyclist was pronounced deceased on scene and Polanco was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the Indio Jail.

The Coachella Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive and encourages everyone wear their seatbelt.  To report drunk drivers, please call 911.  Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, at (760) 863-8990, or they can call anonymous tips at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

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


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