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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Non-Injury Traffic Collision
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: June 23, 2019 Time: 5:30 AM
Incident Date: June 23, 2019 Time: 2:59 AM
Incident Location: 52nd Avenue and Calle Empalme, Coachella
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Alan Northrup
File Number(s): Y191740014


Erick Lopez Garcia

On June 23, 2019, at 2:59 AM, Coachella deputies responded to a non-injury traffic collision at the intersection of 52nd Avenue and Calle Empalme, Coachella. It was determined Erick Lopez Garcia, 25-years-old of Coachella, was driving eastbound on 52nd Avenue when he collided with a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Calle Empalme. Garcia displayed obvious signs of intoxication and was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to a hospital as a precaution and was booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.

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

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


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