Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Matthew Allert
File # Y222820003
On October 9, 2022, at 12:34 AM, Coachella deputies responded to the area of Tyler St. and Avenue 53 regarding a traffic collision. Upon arrival deputies located a white pick-up truck that collided with a fence and light post. The investigation revealed Alexander Felix, 22 of Coachella was driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, when he collided with the light post and fence. Felix’s two-year-old son was also inside the vehicle, unrestrained at the time of the collision. The child sustained minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital as a precaution. No other injuries were reported. Felix was booked at the John Benoit Detention Center, in the city of Indio, for driving under the influence and child endangerment.
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