Child Injured in Drunk Driving Crash

Police have arrested the man responsible for a drunk driving crash that injured a child Friday. The crash occurred at the intersection of Washington Street and Calle Tampico in La Quinta around 5 p.m.

Police responded to the scene and found a pickup truck crashed into a passenger car. They arrested the truck driver, 40-year-old Jose Arismendez, for driving under the influence. He is being held at the county jail in Indio. The crash injured a child in one of the vehicles. The child’s status is unknown.

Drunk Driving Blamed for Big Rig Crash

One day earlier, police arrested a big rig driver for driving under the influence on I-10 in Chiriaco Summit. The driver, 34-year-old Gorge Rodriguez, crashed into a guardrail in the westbound lane not far from Box Canyon Road. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers responded to the scene around 1:25 a.m. They then arrested Rodriguez after determining he was driving under the influence.

The drunk driving crash shut down the right lane of westbound I-10. The truck apparently spilled fuel, creating a hazardous situation on the road. The lane remained closed until 3 p.m.

“Drunk driving is out of control on our roadways. It’s a miracle no one was injured in this latest big rig crash,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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