PALM DESERT, California (April 9, 2014) – Suspected drunk driver Mark Angleton, 56, of Palm Desert was arrested early Thursday morning and booked into a Banning jail after he rear-ended a police patrol car at a vehicle enforcement stop on Highway 111, according to a press release by the Palm Desert Police Department.
About 12:07 a.m., Palm Desert Police were conducting the traffic stop on Highway 111 when a patrol unit was struck by Angleton’s Chrylser Intrepid near El Paseo. The driver told police he didn’t see their vehicle stopped in the roadway with flashing lights in front of him, the report said.
The impact of the crash forced the patrol car to move forward and hit the vehicle in front of it causing moderate damage to all three cars. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the car accident.
Angleton was tested for alcohol and subsequently arrested and booked into Riverside County Jail in Banning, Calif., the report said.
“Thankfully no one was injured in this crash,” said Attorney James Johnson, a personal injury attorney serving Riverside, Calif. “Drunken drivers are a deadly threat to everyone on our roadways so hopefully this man has learned his lesson.”
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