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62-Year-Old Arrested on DUI Charges in Hwy 111 Crash

Sheriff's deputies say the man drove his car into the back of a trailer being towed along Highway 111 Saturday.

A 62-year-old La Quinta man is behind bars in Indio, suspected of driving drunk and crashing into a trailer on Highway 111, police said.

Sheriff's Sergeant Patrick Carroll says Adriane Charlton was behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler that crashed at around 4:30 p.m. on Hwy. 111 and Indian Wells Lane, near the Renaissance Esmeralda.

"The investigation determined a Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Silverado towing a trailer were travelling eastbound on Hwy. 111 when the driver of the Jeep Wrangler ran into the back of the trailer being towed by the Chevrolet Silverado as they were approaching a red light," Carroll said.

Charlton was arrested at the location on suspicion of driving under the influence, and booked into the Indio jail, according to Carroll.

"No injuries were sustained and it is believed that alcohol consumption was a factor in this collision," the sergeant added.

Since this case is under investigation, police ask that if you witnessed the crash to call the Indian Wells Police Department's Traffic Division at 760-836-1600.

Michael Kennedy October 21, 2012 at 06:05 AM
Arrested on mere "suspicion" of drunk driving?/! Then it will be an easy win for whomever he has the sense to hire, because mere suspicion of drunk driving does not support an arrest - there must be at least probable cause for an arrest! www.kennedyforlaw.com
Ern Batavia October 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Ack...you attorneys slay me.........how about the fact that the drunk rearended the trailer??
Ern Batavia October 22, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Television is reporting the driver "Adriane" as a she, not a he.....
Gary Bell October 26, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Hey Mike..If I ever get a DUI, Your my guy! :)

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