Palm Desert, Ca. 2014-04-15 — On Sunday, April 13, 2014 at about 8:48 a.m. officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Desert Breezes, in reference to a non-injury hit and run traffic collision. The driver of a black Mercedes-Benz was traveling westbound on Fred Waring Drive approaching the intersection with Desert Breezes. The black Mercedes-Benz collided into the back of a red BMW that was stopped for the red signal light.
After the collision, the black Mercedes-Benz fled the scene westbound on Fred Waring Drive. A short time later, the black Mercedes-Benz was located in the shopping center at the corner of Fred Waring Drive and Highway 111.
This investigation revealed that alcohol was a factor during this hit and run traffic collision. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz, Lexi Conrad, age 18 from Coto De Caza California, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated and hit and run. Lexi Conrad was later booked into Riverside County jail in the city of Indio. Lexi Conrad and her occupant were not injured as a result of the collision. The occupant of the red BMW was also not injured from this collision.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information to contact the Palm Desert Police Department at 760-836-3215 or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).