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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: La Quinta Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: May 30, 2019 Time: 1:05 AM
Incident Date: May 29, 2019 Time: 11:48 PM
Incident Location: Jefferson Street and Avenue 50, La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant David Aldrich
File Number(s): LA191490126


On May 29, 2019, at 11:48 PM, La Quinta officers responded to Jefferson Street and Avenue 50, in the city of La Quinta, regarding a two vehicle, non-injury traffic collision.  It was determined Eliseo Medina, 41-years-old of Coachella, was driving a black 2005 Ford F150, eastbound on Avenue 50 when he failed to stop at the red light, colliding with one vehicle stopped at the intersection of Jefferson Street. Medina displayed obvious signs of intoxication and was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol.  Medina was transported to a local hospital as a precaution and was booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.

The La Quinta Police Department would like to remind everyone not to drink and drive.  We are asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Scott at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling 760-863-8990. 


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