California: Elk Grove Police report DUI arrests for July 7, 2015; CHP reports 930 DUI arrests over July 4th holiday
On June 28, 2015, about 8:30 pm, officers from the Temecula Police Department responded to a reported hit and run traffic collision involving a motorcyclist with serious injuries in the 31800 block of Rancho California Road in the city of Temecula. The suspect in the hit and run, Benjamin Liano (22) of Temecula, was detained nearby
The driver, Elias Gonzalez, 25, of Palm Desert, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/ or drugs. Gonzalez was taken to a local area hospital as a precaution and then booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.
The driver of the vehicle, Edna Gonzalez, 20, residing in Indio, failed to maintain a straight course of travel. Gonzalez’ vehicle collided with a Time Warner Cable box, a Solar Tech traffic control billboard trailer sign, and a metal posted traffic control sign, all of which were located just west of S/B Monterey Avenue
The driver of the silver Nissan Frontier, Jaime Xahuentit Palacios, a 39 year old resident of Santa Ana, was ultimately arrested on suspicion of felony DUI resulting in death as well as driving while unlicensed. The Nissan Frontier is believed to be related to the original drunk driver call.
Arsen Panasian, 41, of Van Nuys was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder, Officer Brandon Tepper of the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Valley Traffic Division said. A police spokeswoman told City News Service that investigators believe he was under influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.
The driver of the vehicle, Leonard Hayes, 39 years old, residing in Thousand Palms, failed to maintain a straight course of travel as he drove south on Washington Street. Hayes’ vehicle collided with a traffic control light located in the northwest corner of the intersection of Washington Street and Miles Avenue.
The investigation determined the driver, Stacey Jo Dolan, 51 of Palm Desert, collided with another vehicle stopped at the red light. The collision caused both vehicles to block one lane of traffic on Gerald Ford Dr. Dolan was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently arrested.
Anne Li Baldock, 24, and 23-year-old Madison Elizabeth Cornwell – both students at UC San Diego School of Medicine – died on the Cabrillo (state Route 163) freeway in the University Heights area Saturday morning when the 2014 Toyota Prius they were in collided with a 2000 Ford F-350, authorities confirmed