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Driver Accused of DUI in Palm Desert

The driver of the vehicle, Abel Cuellarleon, 36, of Palm Desert, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

A man drove into a curb and caught a flat, and he was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol Thursday night in Palm Desert, a sheriff's sergeant said.

The single-vehicle crash was reported at 8:21 p.m. Jan. 31, at Portola Avenue and Highway 111, Sgt. David Wright of the Palm Desert Station said.

The driver of a white 2001 Ford Taurus was driving north on Portola at the 111 when the car left the roadway and hit the curb, causing the tire to rupture, Wright said.

The driver of the vehicle, Abel Cuellarleon, 36, of Palm Desert, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Wright said. No one was injured and the road remained open to traffic.

"It is believed that alcohol consumption was a factor in this collision and the investigation is ongoing, Wright said.

Cuellarleon was booked at 11:31 p.m. Thursday at Indio Jail and he was released on $2,500 bail at 7:30 a.m. Friday Feb. 1, according to inmate records.

Anyone with more info was urged to call the Palm Desert police at (760) 836-1600, or (760) 341-STOP (7867). Refer to file #T13 031 0120.

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