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.