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Police: Alleged DUI Driver Found Asleep at Wheel After Crashing

The incident happened Monday, at Avenue 58 and Jefferson in La Quinta, officials reported.

A Thermal man was free on $5,000 bail Monday night, having been arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of DUI, police and jail records indicated.

21-year-old Darrin Kimberlin is accused of crashing his car on Avenue 58 and Jefferson in La Quinta, around 2:30 a.m., according to Sheriff's Sergeant Randy Vasquez.

Vasquez said Kimberlin was driving west on Avenue 58 "when he failed to negotiate the turn at Jefferson Street."

"His vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with roadway directional signs," the sergeant said.  "Kimberlin was uninjured, and was found asleep in the driver's seat."

During the police investigation, it was determined that "Kimberlin showed signs of driving while impaired with alcohol and / or drugs," Vasquez added.

After first being taken to the hospital to be checked out, Kimberlin was then booked into the Indio jail, he said.  Jail records indicated the DUI suspect posted his $5,000 bond the same day.

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