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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Traffic Collision with Major Injuries

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Traffic Collision with Major Injuries
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:July 19, 2020Time:7:15 PM
Incident Date:July 19, 2020Time:5:20 PM
Incident Location:Riverside Drive north of Gunnerson Street, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Brad Foster
File Number(s):L202010093


Update: 

Hernandez Delgado was arrested and charged with felony drunk driving for this collision. The other party involved suffered moderate injuries including several bone fractures. There was also a female passenger that was six-months pregnant who along with the unborn child, is expected to make a full recovery.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

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Hernandez Delgado


Details:

On July 19, 2020 deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Lake Elsinore Station responded to a major injury traffic collision on Riverside Drive near the intersection of Gunnerson Street. Deputies arrived within minutes and located a head on collision involving a white Toyota Tundra and a silver Dodge Ram. All involved parties sustained injuries during the collision. The driver of the Tundra, Ramon Hernandez-Delgado (59) of Lake Elsinore, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Hernandez Delgado was admitted to the hospital for his injuries and will be booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center when released.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact Deputy Willow at 951-245-3013, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 951-776-1099.

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