COACHELLA, Calif. - A Coachella man suspected of striking a fence post while driving under the influence was released from jail on bail today.
The noninjury crash was reported in the 53000 block of Calle Bonita in Coachella at 6:55 p.m. Sunday. The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Fidel Saucedo, was driving a red Ford Mustang east on Calle Feliz and struck a fence post while making a U-turn at the Calle Bonita intersection, sheriff's Robert Castro said.
Investigators determined that Saucedo showed signs of being impaired by alcohol or drugs. He was arrested and booked into the county jail in Indio.
Saucedo posted a $2,500 bond today and was expected to be arraigned on June 10 at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, according to jail records.