• Man Leads Police on Two-Hour Chase Through Desert Hot Springs

    A 35-year-old probationer remains behind bars Monday without bail accused of leading police on a two-hour car chase Sunday morning through Desert Hot Springs. Police were attempting to stop a suspected DUI driver at about 1 a.m. in the area of Sixth Street and Cactus Drive when the driver failed to stop, according to the […]

  • Anza Man Accused In Desert Center Crash To Go To Trial On 8 Felony Charges

    A 20-year-old Anza man was ordered Monday to stand trial on eight felony charges stemming from allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two people north of Desert Center last year. Judge Otis Sterling ruled that enough evidence was presented at Austin Bly Ellington’s preliminary hearing to proceed to trial on two counts […]

  • Man Facing 31 to Life for DUI Crash That Killed Pregnant Woman, Unborn Child

    A drunk driver who rear-ended a pregnant woman’s car in Ramona two years ago, killing the woman and her unborn child, is slated to be sentenced to 31 years to life in state prison next month. Andrew Milonis, 46, was convicted Wednesday of charges that include murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run for […]

  • Man Killed by Suspected DUI Driver Identified as Desert Hot Springs Resident

    A 76-year-old man who was fatally struck by a suspected DUI driver while crossing a Desert Hot Springs intersection two weeks ago was identified Wednesday. Thanom Pimpa of Desert Hot Springs was killed April 25 while walking in a crosswalk on Mission Lakes Boulevard, according to police and the coroner’s office. It was unclear why […]

  • Bicyclist Killed in Crash With Suspected Drunk Driver

    A bicyclist was struck and killed in a head-on collision with a suspected drunk driver in Coachella, sheriff’s officials said Sunday. It happened at 2:15 a.m. Saturday as Hector Polanco, 34, of Coachella was traveling southbound on Grapefruit Boulevard in a black pickup truck, just south of Mitchell Drive, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. […]

  • Family, Friends, Colleagues of Fallen CHP Officer to Say Farewell

    A California Highway Patrol sergeant who was killed by an alleged drunken driver in Lake Elsinore will be remembered Tuesday in Riverside, where loved ones, colleagues and those who never knew the lawman will gather for a memorial service to pay their final respects. Sgt. Steve L. Licon, 53, of Perris was fatally injured April […]

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