A 23-year-old man who allegedly ran from the scene of a traffic crash in La Quinta and then tried to report it as stolen was behind bars Sunday, sheriff''s officials said.
David Montez, of Indio, was arrested at his home, where sheriff's deputies from the La Quinta station went to speak with him, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Randy Vasquez.
A deputy came upon the crash about 12:50 a.m. Sunday at Avenue 52, near Jefferson Street, Vasquez wrote in a news release.
While the deputy was investigating, the suspect tried to report his vehicle stolen; deputies went to the home to speak with him and the suspect admitted to causing the crash, the sergeant wrote.
He was to be booked on suspicion of DUI and fleeing the scene of the crash.
No one was injured in the crash.
Anyone with any information about this incident was urged to contact the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, at 760 863-8990, or they can call in anonymously at 760 341-STOP (7867).