A suspected drunk driver is behind bars after he lost control of his sedan and ended up in a ditch, officials reported.
Mark Adam Lopez, 22, of Palm Desert was arrested after officers arrived just before 1 a.m. this morning to the intersection of Country Club Drive and Harris Lane.
Deputies learned Lopez struck a median, drove up a curb and down a ravine. He then plowed into a business sign belonging to Sure Self Storage.
“The vehicle came to a stop in front of the Desert Oasis apartment complex and the driver fled on foot into the apartment complex,” Sgt. Radek Horkel stated in a sheriff’s report.
Officers found Lopez and arrested him.
He was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Palm Desert Police Department at 760-836-1600 or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP.
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