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Posted on: October 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence and Child Endangerment

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Matthew Allert

File # Y222820003


Alexander Felix

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.

The Thermal Sheriff’s Station is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Williams at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760) 863-8990.

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