California: Everybody told him not to do drugs, but would he listen? No. Austin Mikels charged with DUI while taking drugs when he hit a cement truck

Menifee Police Department

Everybody told him not to do drugs, but would he listen? No. Austin Mikels charged with DUI while taking drugs when he hit a cement truck

Austin Mikels, 20 years old from Hemet hit cement truck while driving DUI on drugs Menifee Police Riverside CoSo Calif. Nov. 9, 2017

According to Sgt. Lamb of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Officers from the Menifee Police Department responded to a traffic collision on State Highway 74 x Sherman, in the city of Menifee. Austin Mikels, 20 years old from Hemet, was traveling east on Highway 74 when for unknown reasons, he collided with a cement truck also traveling east on Highway 74.

The collision caused Mikels vehicle to come to rest in a ditch on the side of the road. No injuries were reported, however, Mikels was determined to be driving while impaired by drugs. Mikels received a medical clearance at a local hospital before being booked for DUI at the Cois Byrd Detention Center.

This investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Christopher Grimm at the Menifee Police Department, (951) 210-1000.

The Menifee Police Department encourages the public not to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. To report drunk drivers, please call 911.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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