California: The Devil made him do it! Ramon Cordova DUI in parking lot version of pedestrian bingo

Ramon Cordova DUI hit pedestrian Indian Wells Police Dept Ca.

Ramon Cordova DUI hit pedestrian Indian Wells Police Dept Ca.

 

According to  Sgt. Andy Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, n Saturday, November 29, 2014, about 6:55 PM, officers from the Indian Wells Police Department responded to a report of a traffic accident in a parking lot located in the 74-900 block of Highway 111.

This investigation revealed that Ramon Cordova, 26 of La Quinta, was parking his vehicle when he collided with a pedestrian in the parking lot. Cordova was found to have been driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and with a suspended license at the time of this collision.

Cordova was arrested and later booked at the Riverside County Jail in Indio.  The pedestrian did not sustain any injuries, but was transported to a local area hospital as a precaution and medical evaluation. 

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy J. Little or the Indian Wells Police Department at (760) 836-1600.

One dead, one lived in wreck with palm tree…it is yet to be determined if the driver was potted…

On Saturday, November 29, 2014, about 6:24 AM, officers with the Moreno Valley Police Department were summoned to a report of a single vehicle collision in the 26300 block of Ironwood Avenue in the city of Moreno Valley.  Upon arrival, officers found a silver Honda Accord collided with a palm tree.  A preliminary investigation indicates the Honda was traveling westbound on Ironwood Avenue, crossed the east lanes of traffic and collided with a palm tree. Both occupants, the driver and front passenger, were trapped in the vehicle. The 21-year-old-driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 19-year-old passenger was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a regional medical center with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

The Moreno Valley Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location. Both east and west lanes of Ironwood Avenue will be closed from Avocado Lane and Vista De Cerros Drive from 6:24 AM until 1:00 PM. The deceased’s name is being withheld pending notification to his family. Anyone with information to this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Lynch at the Moreno Valley Police Department, (951) 486-6857.

Michael Barrile does his upside down cake walk without a pineapple; awarded DUI

Michael Barrile of La Quinta DUI on 112714

Yep, I’m drunk! Michael Barrile of La Quinta charged with DUI, confirmed by his facial recognition photo.

Police report that on November 27th, 2014, at approximately 4:07 a.m., La Quinta Police officers responded to the area of Calle Monterey and Eisenhower Drive reference reports of an overturned vehicle.  Officers arrived and learned Michael Barrile (age 27 of La Quinta) was traveling in a newer model Chevrolet when he lost control of the vehicle and it overturned.  No other vehicles were involved and Barrile was not seriously injured.  He was arrested for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and taken to a local area hospital for a medical release to book prior being transferred to the Riverside County jail in Indio.

The La Quinta 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 La Quinta Police Department at (760) 863-8990, or they can call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

Turkey Bound with the hammer down and snoot full of booze; Joseph Terrazas DUI in Palm Desert

Joseph Robert Terrazas DUI in Palm Desert

Joseph Robert Terrazas DUI in Palm Desert

From the ‘could have called a cab but was too cheap and would rather enrich a lawyer department’ comes this report from Palm Desert Police:

On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 10:33 P.M., officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to Fred Waring Drive and Phyllis Jackson Lane, reference a non-injury traffic collision.

The driver and sole occupant was identified as Joseph Robert Terrazas, age 25 of La Quinta. Terrazas was driving a silver Infinity sedan eastbound on Fred Waring Drive and collided with the center median as he approached Phyllis Jackson Lane. Terrazas was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was taken to a local area hospital as a precaution prior to being booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.

The Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or they can call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

Help get DUI repeat offenders off the road
The Jurupa Valley Police Department has teamed up with The California Department of Motor Vehicles to keep Habitual DUI Offenders off our roadways. In November 2014, the Jurupa Valley Police Department started working together with DMV by taking part in their “Hot Sheet” pilot program. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a major source of mortality and morbidity in California. For example, while fatalities have declined markedly in recent years, still, in California, research indicates that 52% of all traffic fatalities in 2010 involved alcohol and/or drugs. Research also indicates that long-term recidivism rates for DUI offenders increase as the number of prior offenses: over 16 years the proportion of 3rd time offenders who were arrested again for DUI was 42%, versus 35% of 2nd time offenders and 28% of 1st time offenders.

License suspension is one of the most effective interventions states can use to reduce repeat offenses among drivers convicted of DUI. In California administrative license suspension is estimated to reduce recidivism by 21% for 1st offenders and 19% for repeat offenders. Even with the suspensions, it is estimated that up to 75% of suspended and revoked drivers continue to drive and these drivers pose a significant traffic safety risk almost four times higher than the average California driver. “Through the “Hot Sheet” program, the DMV is helping us better identify the repeat offenders”, said Sgt. Bill Davis. “With this information our officers are better informed and we are able to provide our officers with an updated report two times a month. Impaired driving remains a serious traffic safety matter in Jurupa Valley and we as an agency are committed to doing our part to make our roadways safer for all who travel them.” Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Traffic Safety Administration.

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

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 8 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.

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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