Coachella Crash Results in DUI Charges

Coachella Crash Results in DUI Charges


Coachella, CA

On August 6, at 12:43 AM, officers from the Coachella Police Department responded to a report of a traffic collision on the 86 Expressway at Ave. 50, in the city of Coachella.

A silver sedan, driven by Cristian Hernandez, 25 years of Coachella, failed to stop at a red light striking a Honda Element at the intersection.  During the collision an occupant of a Honda Element was injured and transported to a local hospital.

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The investigation revealed Hernandez was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. After being medically cleared at a local hospital, Hernandez was booked at the Riverside County Jail in Indio on charges of DUI traffic collision with injury.

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The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Coachella Police Department at 760-863-8990 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).

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.