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Palm Desert Man Suspected of DUI, Crashing Into Sheriff's Cruiser

Sheriff's officials accuse the man of driving drunk, and crashing into a marked patrol unit.

Mark Angleton.  Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Mark Angleton. Photo courtesy: Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

A 56-year-old Palm Desert man was arrested Thursday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and rear-ending a sheriff's patrol car, which was knocked into the vehicle in front of it.

A sheriff's deputy pulled over a vehicle shortly after midnight at Highway 111 and El Paseo in Palm Desert "when his patrol unit was stuck from behind by a Chrysler Intrepid," which was heading east on Highway 111, sheriff's Sgt. Patrick Carroll said.

The Intrepid's driver, Mark Angleton, was traveling east on Highway 111 and didn't see the patrol car. The impact caused the patrol car to move forward and strike the vehicle in front of it, Carroll said.

No one was hurt, and Angleton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. he was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning and posted a $2,500 bond, according to jail records.


– City News Service.

Elvira Carrillo April 10, 2014 at 06:32 PM
OUTRAGEOUS!!! $2,500 bond means he paid $250 to be released from custody. I hope I AM wrong but I feel if this exact event had taken place in the east valley a much higher bond would have been applied.

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