YELLOW COWARD FLED AFTER TWO CRASHES
Jose Francisco Gomez drove drunk and crashed on Calhoun Street and then crashed again; victim tracked the coward for police
RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF: According to Sgt. Mike Bianco n Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 8:50 PM, officers from the Coachella Police Department responded to a hit & run traffic collision on Avenue 48 and Calhoun Street. Jose Francisco Gomez, age 37 of Coachella, was traveling eastbound on Avenue 48 when he collided with a vehicle at Calhoun St. Gomez fled the location and collided with a second vehicle on La Playa St. and Camino Pelicano.
The victim followed Gomez and led police to his location. No injuries were sustained in either of the collisions. The investigation revealed Gomez was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. After being medically cleared at a local hospital, Gomez was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio on charges of DUI and Hit & Run.
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.