DUI Suspect Arrested in Apple Valley Crash

A DUI suspect is in critical condition after causing a head-on collision in Apple Valley Wednesday night. Police say 60-year-old Delbert Carlile was driving his Mazda Miata east on Bear Valley Road when he swerved into oncoming traffic. He then crashed into a Jeep Compass in the westbound lane. The crash happened around 8 p.m. near De Varian Lane.

DUI Suspect Seriously Injured in Crash

The collision flipped the Jeep onto its side. The Mazda continued eastbound before coming to a stop in the center turn lane. Firefighters extricated Carlile from the vehicle. A helicopter then transported him to the hospital with serious injuries.

The Jeep driver, Shree Baez, and her passenger Coedee Ridens suffered minor injuries. Officials treated them at the scene.

According to the investigation, Carlile appears to have been driving under the influence. He is also accused of driving recklessly. Police continue to investigate the DUI crash. Anyone with information should contact the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 240-7400.

“Once again we’re reminded that drunk driving has serious consequences. The occupants of the Jeep were fortunate to walk away from this crash without major injuries,” 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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