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Suspected DUI Driver Seriously Injured in Coachella Crash

Rebecca Nunez, 23, was ejected from the vehicle in the crash at Avenue 53 and Van Buren Street early Saturday.

A 23-year-old Coachella woman was hospitalized in serious condition Sunday following a crash which she is believed to have caused while alcohol-impaired.

Rebecca Nunez was thrown from her vehicle in the crash, reported about 1:15 a.m. Saturday at Avenue 53 and Van Buren Street, according to Riverside County serff's Sgt. Tony Baur.

The single-vehicle crash did not injured her passenger, the sergeant wrote in a news release.

Investigators determined that Nunez has a suspended driver's license for a prior DUI conviction, Baur wrote.

Sheriff's investigators will turn the case over to the District Attorney's office for prosecution of alleged DUI and driving with a suspended license, the sergeant indicated.

Karla December 17, 2012 at 09:18 PM
This is one reason that I try not to drive at night. There's an almost-daily article about DUI crashes. Thankfully, the passenger was uninjured. If the passenger was unimpaired, she should have been the designated driver, but very few details were given.

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