Palm Springs Man Allegedly Assaulted Driver, Tried To Run Over Bicyclist

City News Service

PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – A 27-year-old man was charged today with
attempted murder and other charges following his arrest for allegedly ramming
into vehicles, assaulting a driver and attempting to run over a bicyclist in
Palm Springs.

Juaquin Mercer Moraga was charged with five felony counts for
attempted murder, two for vandalism, one for assault on a person causing great
bodily harm and a misdemeanor count for driving on a suspended or revoked
drivers license.

He is slated to appear for his arraignment at the Larson Justice
Center in Indio on Friday.

The Palm Springs Police Department responded to a report about a
silver Lexus ramming into vehicles near East Baristo Road and South Sunrise Way
in Palm Springs on Monday.

Police said Juaquin Mercer Moraga of Palm Springs was found with his
vehicle when officers arrived on scene. He had allegedly intentionally rammed
into vehicles, assaulted a driver and attempted to run over a bicyclist. Police
added that the department’s dispatch center also got other reports about a
silver Lexus driving recklessly and being involved in two other allegedly
intentional hit-and-run collisions.

No injuries were reported in the hit-and-run collisions.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-06-09-2022 16:08

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