Driving while impaired can cause you to end up with a big ugly bandage on your big head when having your mugshot taken
LAKE ELSINORE, CALIF. — According to Riverside County Sheriff Sergeant Brett Seckinger, on Friday, March 17, 2017, about 7:45 P.M., officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Station responded to a reported head-on traffic collision near the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Jernigan Street.
The first officer arrived on scene and located a 2003 Ford F150 truck with front end damage and a 2015 Chrysler 200 with front end damage in the roadway. The driver of the truck was suffering from lacerations to his face and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. It was determined he was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. No other persons involved in this collision were injured.
Damon Drew Deatherage, 48 years old, and a resident of Lake Elsinore was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Deatherage was cleared from the hospital and transported to the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta and booked for Driving Under the Influence.
The collision investigation is continuing and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Officer Roberge of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300.
Booze not good for a cruise for Aaron Montes
According to Sergeant Mike Bianco on Friday, March 03, 2017, at 11:30 PM, officers from the Coachella Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Avenue 50 and Avenida De Oro. Aaron Montes, age 27 of Coachella, was traveling westbound on Avenue 50 when his vehicle collided with another vehicle. No injuries were sustained in this collision. The investigation revealed Montes was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. After being medically cleared at a local hospital, Montes was booked at the Riverside County Jail in Indio on charges of DUI.
The Coachella Police Department encourages the motoring public to not operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. To report drunk drivers, please call 911.
Hit and Run Was Jana’s Style when DUI
Police report that on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 10:32 P.M. the La Quinta Police Department responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Washington Street and Avenue 50. A 2014 Toyota sedan collided with a 2005 Mercedes coupe. The driver of the Mercedes sustained minor injuries. The Toyota sedan fled the scene northbound on Washington Street and a La Quinta Police officer caught up to the vehicle and stopped it a short distance away. The driver of the Toyota, Jana Ray Sternlieb, 55 of Rancho Mirage, was arrested for hit and run and suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact La Quinta Police Department at 760-863-8990 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867). The La Quinta Police Department urges all drivers not to drink and drive. To report suspected drunk drivers, please call 911.