Man Arrested for Alleged DUI Crash

Authorities say Larry Lavon Zeigler, 69, crashed his Jeep Laredo into the back of a Honda Civic stopped at a traffic signal in Indian Wells.

Larry Lavon Zeigler of Cathedral City (Photo courtesy Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
Larry Lavon Zeigler of Cathedral City (Photo courtesy Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
A 69-year-old man suspected of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia -- all while his license was suspended -- was arrested Friday after he rear-ended another vehicle in Indian Wells, authorities said.

The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 111 and Village Court, said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Devinny.

Larry Lavon Zeigler of Cathedral City was driving a Jeep Laredo when it struck a Honda Civic that was stopped at a traffic signal, Devinny said.

Zeigler suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment and the driver of the Honda was not injured, Devinny said.

Deputies arrested Zeigler and booked him at the county jail in Indio on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license, Devinny said.

--City News Service

Michael Kennedy January 05, 2014 at 11:55 AM
There's a surprise: accident by a civilian, juicy DUI at that, and his name and face are splashed all over the news; cops have traffic accident, and we still don't know their identities - why the disparity????
Michael Kennedy January 05, 2014 at 12:02 PM
The real irony, or curiosity, in this DUI news stuff is that the most important, and ominous, DUI news of recent vintage has received very little [read "no"] coverage. The state supreme court ruled several weeks ago, in Vangelder, that because federal regulators decided certain breath devices are accurate, based on 60 year old science, then the defense cannot introduce the new, evolving science that the old theories are not scientifically sound. That invokes memories of the debate between Galileo and Pope Urban VIII about scientific truth, and because the truth undermined the establishment, the truth-teller was deemed a heretic. Our supreme court is Urban! A real news agency would be reporting this resurgence of Pope Urbanism by the supreme court instead of broadcasting identities of people arrested for DUI.
Gene Brown January 05, 2014 at 02:43 PM
Michael Kennedy you are so right. When officer Dave Eichelt was arrested for dui (not his first time) you did not see his mug shot in the desperate sun. When that cop in an SUV hit another vehicle head on, on Dinah Shore about 3 years ago, the courts and cops covered his backside as long as they could. The same rules should apply to these union public tax sucking employees too, as they live off the public teat!!!!


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