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DUI Alleged in Power Pole Crash

Patch file photo by Eric Reed
Patch file photo by Eric Reed
A motorist who crashed into a power pole Tuesday morning in Coachella was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Deputies responded at 4:16 a.m. Dec. 3 to a reported solo vehicle traffic collision in the area of Van Buren St. and Avenue 48, Coachella police Sgt. Adam Elders said in a statement.

"Upon arrival, they located a single vehicle that had collided with a power pole with power lines down in the roadway," Elders said. "The investigation determined the driver of a Chevrolet HHR was driving northbound on Van Buren St when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole just south of Avenue 48."

The driver, identified as Anay Guadalupe Lopez, 19, of Coachella sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Elders said.

"During the investigation, it was determined that Lopez showed signs of driving while impaired with alcohol and / or drugs," Elders said. "She was arrested and released due to her injuries. Charges of driving under the influence causing injury will be filed with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office."

Anyone with more info was urged to call the Coachella Police Department at (760) 863-8990.
Aniko Rushakoff December 04, 2013 at 12:12 AM
If you are arrested for a DUI in Banning-Beaumont then call me. http://banning.the-best-dui-attorney.com/ 909-295-5555 Aniko "Mrs DUI" Hoover
concerned citizen December 04, 2013 at 01:01 PM
Figures, bottom feeder attorney wants to put drunks back on the streets
Alexander Cuttleworth December 04, 2013 at 09:17 PM
I'm sure her mother is very proud of Mrs DUI.....

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