California: Coachella Police charged Elliott Chavez with DUI after he smashed into parked car and tree

Elliott Chavez DUI 081014 Coachella Police Ca

Elliott Chavez DUI 081014 Coachella Police Ca

 

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08/11/2014  — According to Sgt. Adam Elders on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 03:24 A.M. the Coachella Police Department responded to the 49000 block of Phoenix Ave. regarding a non-injury traffic collision. A black Nissan 240SX was traveling at a high rate of speed and collided with a parked car and a tree. The driver, Elliott Chavez, age 20 of Coachella, was contacted at the scene and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol/and or drugs. Chavez was taken to a local area hospital for a precaution prior to being booked into the county jail in Indio.

The Coachella Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive. To report drunk drivers, please call 911. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Coachella Police Department at (760) 863-8990, or they can call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

Eddie Lewis Velez DUI Coachella Police Ca 081014According to Sgt. John Clark, on Friday, August 08, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. the Coachella Police Department responded to the AM/PM Gas Station located at 48055 Grapefruit reference a non-injury hit and run collision. Witnesses described a silver-colored Hyundai driven by an older white male adult ran into a gas pump and fled the scene, without providing any information as required.

An employee attempted to follow the Hyundai, but lost the vehicle. The employee located the Hyundai and the driver a short time later at the Arco Gas Station located at 52138 Harrison St., Coachella and detained the driver until police arrived. Eddie Lewis Velez, 55 years old of Indio, was determined to have been driving the Hyundai at the time of the collision and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Velez was taken to a local area hospital as a precaution prior to being booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.

The Coachella Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive. To report drunk drivers, please call 911. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Coachella Police Department at (760) 863-8990, or they can call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

Ingrid Armindariz Franco DUI Coachella Police 081014

Ingrid Armindariz Franco DUI Coachella Police 081014

Suspects with Outstanding DUI Warrants Caught in San Jacinto Police Department Sweep

According to Sgt. Jessica Vanderhoof, on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 3:11 A.M. the Coachella Police Department responded to the area of Avenue 50 and Van Buren St. in the city of Coachella reference a non-injury traffic collision. The driver of a 2003 Chevy Tahoe identified as Ingrid Armindariz Franco, 35 of Coachella, collided into a palm tree in the center median on Avenue 50.

Franco was the only person involved in the collision and did not sustain any injuries. Franco was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to a local area hospital as a precaution prior to being booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.

The Coachella Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive. To report drunk drivers, please call 911.  Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Coachella Police Department at (760) 863-8990, or they can call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

San Jacinto, CA – Some think if they just don’t show up for a court hearing, the police won’t have the manpower to come find them.  If your violation is a DUI, don’t count on it.  San Jacinto Police Department Officers with dozens of outstanding arrest warrants fanned out into neighborhoods in search of high risk DUI offenders today. Officers served warrants and arrested 7 offenders who either failed to show up for a court date or violated terms of their probation in an outstanding DUI case.

“The best bet for anyone with a missed DUI court date is to go to court on their own now,” said Sergeant Robert Himmelberg “If you don’t, that warrant isn’t going away. We’re going to come find you and take you to jail.”

Those caught often face additional jail time for failing to appear in court or for violating probation. When family, friends, and co-workers find out, violators can also face personal embarrassment as they are lead away in handcuffs, as well as missing work while sitting in jail.

Special DUI Warrant Service Operations along with regularly scheduled ‘High Visibility’ DUI enforcement has a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safely and abuse alcohol and drugs.  The San Jacinto Police Department places a high priority on lowering deaths and injuries with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers; Call 9-1-1!

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