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Two Taken to Hospital after DUI Crash on Cook Street

Woman hits two trucks, then crashes into Jensen's on Cook Street

 A 76-year-old woman suspected of being under the influence of alcohol ran a red light today and struck two pickup trucks before crashing her car into a Palm desert grocery store, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Judith Wasserman of Palm Desert was taken to a local hospital with non-
life-threatening injuries following the 10:40 a.m. crash, sheriff's Sgt. Radek
Horkel said.

Wasserman was northbound on Cook Street when she ran a red light at the
intersection of Green Way and her Chrysler Sebring struck a pickup truck whose
driver was making a left turn, Sgt. Horkel said.

The Sebring spun to the south, "drove over a raised curb, striking an
occupied pickup truck, and collided into an exterior wall of the Jensen's
market,'' Horkel said.

The male occupant of the parked truck was taken to a local hospital withnon-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup that was struck at the intersection was unhurt.

Horkel said the preliminary investigation revealed that alcohol was a
factor in the crash.

Karla October 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Yikes! DuI at 10:40 a.m. That's pretty early to be drunk! I hope she's ordered into a 12-step program at the very least. Thank goodness no one was seriously injured.
David L. Arnce October 14, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Charge the offender with the repairs to fix her vehicle, then sieze it and auction it. She can use a bus to attend her upcomming court dates....

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