Riverside Sheriff’s Department
Riverside Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Brian Bickman reports that on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at about 0501 a.m., officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to Avenue 52 and Jefferson Street to investigate a traffic collision. A blue Toyota sedan was traveling eastbound on Avenue 52 and collided with the roundabout at Jefferson Street. No one was injured, but alcohol was a factor in the collision.
The driver of the Toyota, Anthony Palma, 40 of Coachella, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Palma was examined by medical staff before being booked into the County jail in the city of Indio.
The La Quinta Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive. To report drunk drivers, please call 911. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this accident is urged to contact the La Quinta Police Department at 760-863-8990, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).