Repeat DUI offenders arrested in sting

PALM DESERT, Calif. - Three people are behind bars after Palm Desert police targeted repeat DUI drivers Saturday night.

Hector Ignacio Laurias, 24 of Palm Desert, was arrested when police witnessed a single vehicle traffic collision.  

Laurias was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing the scene. 

While investigating that crash, another arrest was made when 23-year-old Emmanuel Avalos of Palm Desert walked onto the crime scene.

He was arrested for possession of a switch-blade knife and public intoxication.

A third arrest was made a separate surveillance site.  Police say 30-year-old Ricki Foley of Palm Desert  is a known DUI offender and had a suspended driver's license.  

She is currently on probation for DUI and had an active warrant for her arrest.


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