Suspected drunk driver arrested in Coachella

Police say driver crashed into a parked vehicle

COACHELLA, Calif. - A 29-year-old motorist was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Witnesses reported seeing his pickup hit a parked vehicle in Coachella, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

   Rene Rodriguez Caudillo, driving a GMC truck in the 84000 block of Paseo Laredo, smashed into one parked vehicle, causing it to strike a second parked vehicle, according to a department statement.

   A witness followed Caudillo's truck to the area of Van Buren and Avenue 52. Coachella police officers dispatched to the scene about 10:45 p.m Saturday determined that Caudillo showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

   Caudillo was not injured in the crash, but was taken to an area hospital as a precaution and later booked at the Riverside County jail.

   The Riverside County Sheriff's Department asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (760) 863-8990.

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