California: Miquel Angel Zarate-Reyes smashed into restaurant on his DUI cruise, then fled, say police

Don't get cuffed and stuffed. Call a cab.

Don’t get cuffed and stuffed. Call a cab.


06/02/2014 — Coachella Police report that on Sunday, June 01, at 12:01 A.M. the Coachella Police Department responded to a non-injury hit and run traffic collision, located at the Santa Fe Restaurant in Coachella.  The owner of the restaurant reported a vehicle drove into the front of the building, causing minor damage to the front window of the business and fled the scene without providing any information.

The owner of the business provided police with a description of the driver; the license plate number and a description of the vehicle involved in the collision.

Coachella Police officers checked the area and located a vehicle a short time later matching the description of the vehicle involved in the collision.  The driver, Miguel Angel Zarate-Reyes, 29 years old of Indio, was positively identified as the driver involved in the collision.  Zarate-Reyes was evaluated and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, hit and run and driving without a license.

Angel Zarate-Reyes, DUI Coachella Police, Calif.

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