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Press Release: DUI Traffic Collision
Agency: La Quinta Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 05/01/2019 Time: 7:35 PM
Incident Date: 05/01/2019 Time: 4:41 PM
Incident Location: Avenue 48 and Dune Palms Rd, La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Juan Zamora
File Number(s): LA191210052


Alex Marroquin

On May 1, 2019, at 4:41 PM, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to the intersection of Avenue 48 and Dune Palms Road in the city of La Quinta, reference to a traffic collision involving two vehicles.  The investigation revealed the driver of a silver Nissan truck was traveling eastbound on Avenue 48 approaching Dune Palms Road.  The Nissan truck failed to stop for a red traffic light at the intersection and collided into a silver Nissan Altima.

The driver of the Nissan Altima sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the Nissan truck was not injured. The driver of the Nissan truck was identified as Alex Marroquin, age 54 of Indio.  The investigation revealed alcohol and/or drugs to be a factor in this collision. Marroquin was arrested for driving while being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and he was booked into the county jail in Indio.

The La Quinta Police Department is committed to the safety of their citizens and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. The investigation is ongoing and we're asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the La Quinta Traffic Bureau at the Thermal Sheriff’s  Station at 760 863-8990.

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


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