Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release DUI 1809C-3621

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Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera
Type of Case: Fatal Traffic Accident Investigation / DUI-related

Date/Time Reported: Sept 15, 2018 / 3:46 AM
Location of Occurrence: Date Palm Drive, North of IS-10 & South of Varner Road, Cathedral City

Name:  Not for release
Age:       Not for release
City of Residence:  Not for release

Suspect Information:
Name:  Not for release

Synopsis of Incident
On Saturday 9/15/18 at 0346 hrs., Cathedral City Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Date Palm Drive, north of State Interstate 10 regarding a traffic collision.  Officers arrived and started investigating a single vehicle “roll-over” traffic collision.   Cathedral City Fire Paramedics arrived to assist other injured parties involved in the collision.  At this time, one fatality has been reported form this collision, which upon preliminary investigation has been determined to be DUI -related.

The Cathedral City Police Department wants to remind the Community of the dangers of drinking and driving, which remains a deadly hazard for all who share our roadways.  Don’t drink and drive.

(The identity of the deceased will remain CONFIDENTIAL / NOT FOR RELEASE at this time, pending appropriate identification and notifications by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.)

Police activity in the area will continue through the afternoon as a traffic accident investigation is being completed by the Cathedral City Police Department.  At this time, Date Palm Drive is closed north of IS-10.  It is also closed at the Varner Road intersection.  Varner road is completely open and unaffected.

*See attached photo*


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