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Police: Elderly Man Slams Into La Quinta Roundabout in DUI Crash

Kenneth Wysoglad, of Park Ridge, IL, was nabbed after he allegedly hit the roundabout while driving with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08%, according to police and jail records.

A 70-year-old Illinois man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and slamming into the roundabout on Jefferson Street near PGA West, sheriff's officials said Thursday.

Kenneth Wysoglad, of Park Ridge, IL, was nabbed after he allegedly hit the roundabout while driving with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08% just before midnight, according to police and jail records.

"He collided with the curb of the roundabout, causing minor collision damage and both left side tires to deflate," Sheriff's Sergeant Ben Ramirez said.

Police had received a report of a possible drunken driver at PGA Boulevard, south of Avenue 54, about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday and, found Wysoglad's empty vehicle with two flat tires a short time later, Ramirez said.

Shortly after 1 a.m., police found Wysoglad on PGA Boulevard and arrested him, Ramirez said, adding that Wysoglad was booked at the county jail in Indio on $2,500 bail, according to jail records.

He was released Thursday morning after making bail.

-- City News Service contributed to this report.

ahddub January 24, 2013 at 09:24 PM
And to think he could have killed someone and for him to walk away. Hope he gets his license taken away..
Michael Kennedy January 25, 2013 at 04:09 AM
The majority of drunk drivers do not cause accidents, and the majority of accidents are not caused by drunk drivers. Why do you feed the ugly politics of the matter by skewed reporting? For those who want to learn the truth of the politics and hypocrisy of drunk driving, go here: http://capmotion.blogspot.com/2013/01/dui-checkpoint-madness-and-hypocrisy.html www.kennedyforlaw.com
Slim Jim January 25, 2013 at 05:05 AM
Very sad incident.

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