RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Assault on a Peace Officer
|May 13, 2020
|May 13, 2020
|Fred Waring Dr., and Jefferson St., La Quinta
|Sergeant David Aldrich
On May 13, 2020, at 3:15 PM, a motor deputy from the Thermal Station attempted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Fred Waring Drive and Jefferson Street on a black vehicle. The driver did not pull over, and continued driving, failing to yield. At the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Jefferson Street, the driver stopped, put his vehicle in reverse and collided with the deputies’ motorcycle. The suspect then fled in the vehicle, colliding with two additional vehicles. No injuries were reported during the incident.
The vehicle was later located in the 73300 block of San Nicholas, in the city of Palm Desert. The suspect was identified Gabriel Ruiz, 22-years-old of Palm Desert, and taken into custody without incident. Ruiz was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.
The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Preciado at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)-863-8990.
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