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Posted on: July 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Collision



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Collision
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:July 31, 2020Time:12:49 PM
Incident Date:July 31, 2020Time:7:38 AM
Incident Location:Avenue 52 and Avenida Bermudas
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Adan Yamaguchi
File Number(s):LA202130011


Roberto Ruelas

On July 31, 2020, at 7:38 AM, La Quinta deputies responded to Avenue 52 and Avenida Bermudas reference a single vehicle traffic collision.  Investigation revealed driver, Roberto Ruelas, 20yrs of Lake Elsinore was traveling eastbound on Avenue 52 when he drove his vehicle into the raised wall within the round-about.  Ruelas was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and booked into the John Benoit Detention Center.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive and encourages everyone wear their seatbelt.  To report drunk drivers, please call 911.  Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, at (760) 863-8990, or they can call anonymous tips at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

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