PALM DESERT, Calif. -

An Orange County man, arrested on suspicion on drunken driving after veering onto a sidewalk in Palm Desert, was behind bars today.

John Robert Salmon, 45, of Costa Mesa, was arrested  near Gerald Ford and Technology drives about 6:55 p.m. Monday, sheriff's Sgt. Patrick Carroll said.

Salmon turned into a parking lot, managed to jump a curb, and stopped on a sidewalk. Why he stopped the car on the sidewalk is not exactly clear.

"The vehicle stopped and came to rest just short of hitting a building," Carroll said.

Salmon booked at the jail in Indio in lieu of $2,500 bail.