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Press Release: DUI Traffic Collision
Agency: Coachella Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 05/10/19 Time: 01:30 pm
Incident Date: 05/09/19 Time: 10:05 am
Incident Location: Hwy 86 x Ave 52 Coachella
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Adan Yamaguchi
File Number(s): Y191290045


On 05/09/19, at about 10:20 pm, Coachella deputies responded to Hwy 86 and Ave 52, reference a traffic collision.  Investigation revealed, Jose Hernandez Gonzalez, 55 years, of, Olive Hurst CA, drove his semi-truck into the rear of another semi-truck, stopped at the intersection.  Gonzalez was under the influence of alcohol but was transported to a local hospital due to possible head injuries.  Charges will be filed out of custody against Gonzalez.

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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