California: Harley driver killed passenger in crash; DUI listed as factor; Christmas DUI patrols round up boozing drivers

Riverside County Calif Sheriff motor units

Riverside County Calif Sheriff motor units

According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 12:57 AM, officers from the San Jacinto Police Department responded to a fatal traffic collision at the intersection of State Street and Seventh Street in San Jacinto.

The initial investigation indicated a Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling behind a Honda Civic, northbound on State Street.

The Harley Davidson collided into the rear of the Honda, causing the motorcycle rider and passenger to be ejected from the motorcycle.

Both were transported to local hospitals for major injuries, where the motorcycle passenger later succumbed to injuries.  The driver and three passengers of the Honda were not injured.  It appears alcohol impairment might have been a factor in this collision.

The San Jacinto Police Department’s Traffic Team is conducting an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the San Jacinto Police Department at (951) 654-2702. The San Jacinto Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive.  To report drunk drivers, please call 911.

DUI SATURATION PATROL NETS 3 DUI ARRESTS

Perris, CA – Officers from the Perris Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team conducted a DUI saturation patrol on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 07:00 pm to 03:00 am. Officers sought out alcohol and drug-impaired drivers throughout the streets of Perris in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.  This DUI saturation operation resulted in the following:

  • 22 vehicles were stopped
  • 5 drivers were given standardized field sobriety tests
  • 3 drivers were arrested for DUI – alcohol
  • 10 Drivers were cited for traffic violations
  • 3 drivers arrested and cite/released for driving with a suspended license
  • 4 Vehicles were towed

During this operation, a Hispanic male juvenile from Perris led officers on a high speed pursuit in a reported stolen Acura through Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menifee and then Winchester where he was finally apprehended.  The juvenile was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently booked into Southwest Juvenile Hall on felony evasion, vehicle theft and DUI charges.

The Perris Police Department will continue to conduct DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols in an on-going effort to deter drunk/drugged driving and keep our streets safe.  Please, always designate a sober driver.

Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!

DUI SATURATION PATROL NETS 1 DUI ARREST

Menifee, CA – Officers from the Menifee Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team conducted a DUI saturation patrol on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers sought out alcohol and drug-impaired drivers throughout the streets of Menifee in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.  This DUI saturation operation resulted in the following:

  • 15 vehicles were stopped
  • 10 drivers were given standardized field sobriety tests
  • 1 driver was arrested for DUI – alcohol
  • 1 driver was arrested and cite/released for driving with a suspended license
  • 1 Vehicle was towed
Leslene Henriques DUI arrest Palm Desert Police

Leslene Henriques DUI arrest Palm Desert Police

On Thursday, November 18th, 2014 about 11:26 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Deep Canyon and Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert.

The investigation determined Leslene Henriques, age 60 of Palm Desert, CA, was traveling northbound on Deep Canyon when she failed to stop for traffic stopped at a red light.  Her vehicle, a 2002 Mercedes collided with a 2014 Volkswagen stopped at a red light.  No one was injured in the collision.  It was determined intoxication may have been a factor in this collision and Henriques was booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio for driving under the influence.