A Coachella man was arrested Wednesday and accused of speeding with no lights, rear-ending another vehicle in a night time crash, and driving under the influence, according to the Sheriff's Department.
The crash was reported about 8:50 p.m. Jan. 15 at Grapefruit Boulevard south of 48th Avenue, Sgt. John Clark of the Thermal Station said in a statement issued Friday.
21 years of Coachella, was driving southbound Grapefruit, south of 48th
Avenue at a high rate of speed," Clark said. "Witnesses said they saw Valadez-Elias
driving with no headlights on, when he ran into the rear end of another
vehicle, which was also traveling southbound Grapefruit."
The driver of
the other vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a
local hospital, then treated and released, Clark said.
sustained minor injuries and was arrested for suspicion of driving while
impaired with alcohol and/or drugs," Clark said.
Valadez-Elias was booked late Wednesday at Indio Jail, cited, given a court date in March, and released, according to inmate records.
with more info about this incident was urged to call the
Riverside County Sheriff's Department at (760) 863-8990, or anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).