On 05/18/19, at about 01:49 AM, Coachella deputies responded to Grapefruit Blvd and Gateway Center, reference a single vehicle traffic collision. Investigation revealed the driver of a gray Jeep Cherokee collided with a fire hydrant and palm tree. The driver of the vehicle, 17 year old out of Coachella was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was released to his parents with charges filed out of custody.
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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