Police Arrest Indio Man for Causing Drunk Driving Crash

A driver was arrested for drunk driving after crashing into a semi-truck in Coachella Friday morning. Police say 23-year-old Alejandro Sierra of Indio rear-ended the semi on Grapefruit Boulevard north of Mitchell Drive at 2:44 a.m. The collision sent the Toyota veering off the roadway and onto a nearby embankment.

When authorities arrived, Sierra was unconscious in the driver’s seat. Police were able to wake him and he was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. He was later arrested on suspicion of DUI. The semi-truck driver was not injured in the crash. The truck was not damaged, but the Toyota sustained major damage.

Drunk driving kills three people every two hours in the US. In 2010, more than 1.4 million drivers were arrested on suspicion of DUI. Drunk driving also takes a financial toll, costing Americans more than $37 billion every year.

“Driving under the influence continues to be a detriment on desert roadways. If you’re drinking, don’t get behind the wheel,” 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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