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Police charge motorists in two weekend DUI suspected wrecks

One motorist recovering, second escapes injury after crashing into fence

LA QUINTA, Calif. - On Saturday, around 5:30pm La Quinta Police say a single vehicle collided with a palm tree on Via Puerta Azul and Madison Street after failing to negotiate the turn into the entrance of the Puerta Azul housing complex.

The driver, 57 year-old Susan Merchant Pressler, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Investigators believe Pressler was driving while impaired with alcohol and / or drugs.

She was arrested, charges of driving under the influence will be filed with the District Attorney's Office.

On Sunday, just after 4:00am Coachella Police say a single vehicle crashed into a fence in the 50000 block of Harrison Street in Coachella

The driver, 23-year-old Ivan Antonio Rincon-Lopez, was uninjured.

Police say Rincon-Lopez showed signs of driving while impaired with alcohol and / or drugs.

He was arrested and transported to the Riverside County jail in Indio.

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