According to Sgt. John Clark of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, on Friday, February 06, 2015 at 7:10 P.M. the Coachella Police Department responded to the area of Dillon Road and Avenue 48 reference a non-injury traffic collision.
The driver of a Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on Dillon Road and made a right turn into the AM/PM convenience store driveway, hitting a car waiting to exit the driveway.
The driver of the truck, Victor Manuel Gallegos (age 53 of Coachella) was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol/ and or drugs. Gallegos was taken to a local area hospital for a precaution prior to being booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.
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).