• Suspected Fatal DHS Hit and Run Driver Arrested

    A Desert Hot Springs man is in police custody after a fatal hit and run collision over the weekend. California Highway Patrol said the person driving the pickup was located a short distance from the scene of the collision. Jose Roberto Tafoya- Flores, 41, was arrested early Saturday morning on Two Bunch Palms just east […]

  • CHP’s Annual Labor Day Weekend Crackdown Starts Friday

    California Highway Patrol officers will ramp up operations on highways and roads throughout Riverside County starting Friday evening to catch drunken and drug-impaired drivers, as well as other traffic violators, as part of the agency’s annual Labor Day weekend enforcement campaign. The “maximum enforcement period” will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and conclude at 11:59 […]

  • 86-Year-Old Man Convicted of Murder in DUI Hit-And-Run

    A 86-year-old man who killed one pedestrian and injured another while driving drunk in Palm Springs was convicted Wednesday of murder. The Indio jury also convicted Palm Springs resident Leroy Silva of DUI causing bodily injury, DUI causing bodily injury with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08%, two counts of hit-and-run resulting in death […]

  • DUI Checkpoint Planned in DHS on Thursday

    Police will be screening vehicles and looking for intoxicated drivers in Desert Hot Springs later this week. The DUI checkpoint will take place in an undisclosed location in the city beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday and continuing until 1 a.m. Friday, according to Desert Hot Spring police. Officers will be on the lookout for motorists […]

  • CHP Fourth of July Weekend Enforcement Campaign Starts Friday

    California Highway Patrol officers will be ramping up patrols on state highways and roads in Riverside County starting Friday to catch drunk and drug-impaired drivers as part of the agency’s annual Fourth of July crackdown. The CHP’s “maximum enforcement period” will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and conclude at 11:59 p.m. Monday, during which all […]

  • Two Teenage Girls Die, One Suffers Major Injuries in DUI Crash Near Indio

    A 17-year-old DUI suspect involved in a crash near Indio that killed her two teenage passengers remained under medical care Monday and is expected to be arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter upon her release from the hospital, officials said. The solo vehicle crash that killed Valerie Castellanos and Jade Torres, both 17-year-old Indio residents, […]

  • Police to Crack Down on St. Patty’s Day Celebrants Who Drink And Drive

    The California Highway Patrol and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Riverside County will be on the lookout Wednesday for motorists who attempt to try their luck driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. “The CHP is committed to making California’s roadways safe for all who use them,” California Highway […]

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