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La Quinta Man Arrested For DUI Following Early Morning Crash

Reynaldo Valadez, 58, of La Quinta, had been heading west on Avenue 52 at about 20 mph when he crashed his vehicle.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A motorist crashed his vehicle at a traffic circle early Saturday in La Quinta and was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Dispatchers received a 2:49 a.m. report about a crash in the area of Avenue 52 and Jefferson Street and sent deputies to the location, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. B.J. Adams. The sergeant did not disclose his full name.

Deputies learned the driver, identified as Reynaldo Valadez, 58, of La Quinta, had been heading west on Avenue 52 at about 20 mph when he crashed his vehicle at the intersection.

Valadez was taken to a hospital as a precaution and then arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, Adams said. --City News Service


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