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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: La Quinta Sheriff
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: June 06, 2019 Time: 10:30 PM
Incident Date: June 06, 2019 Time: 8:30 PM
Incident Location: Washington Street and Highway 111, La Quinta
Reporting Officer: Sergeant David Aldrich
File Number(s): LA191570068


Luther Wilkerson

On June 06, 2019, at 8:01 PM, La Quinta deputies responded to Washington Street and Point Happy Way, in the city of La Quinta, regarding a two vehicle, non-injury traffic collision.  It was determined Luther Wilkerson, 73-years-old of La Quinta, was driving a black 2014 Infinity Q50, eastbound on Highway 111 when made southbound turn onto Washington Street and side swiped a vehicle also attempting to turn onto southbound Washington Street. Wilkerson displayed obvious signs of intoxication and was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol.  Wilkerson 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 Au at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling 760-863-8990. 

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


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