Officers from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the 70-900 block of Highway 111., Rancho Mirage. It was determined the driver, Francisco Cruz, 24 years of Palm Desert, was traveling eastbound on Highway 111, when his vehicle veered off the road and colliding into a street sign adjacent to Highway 111. During the investigation it was determined that Cruz showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. Cruz was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. Once treated, he was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.
The Rancho Mirage Police Department encourages all drivers not to drink and drive. To report drunk drivers, please call 911. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Officer Nicole Wilhite with the Rancho Mirage Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #S181960027.