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RANCHO MIRAGE: Bicyclists Hit by DUI Driver on Bob Hope Drive

Linda Jean Brechtel, 71, Arrested on DUI Charges

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (August 28, 2017) —Linda Jean Brechtel, 71, of Yucca Valley has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after she allegedly hit two bicyclists on Bob Hope Drive at Rancho Las Palmas, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The collision was reported about 10:06 p.m. on Friday night. Brechtel was driving a silver Toyota Camry and heading north in the No. 2 lane of Bob Hope Drive. She struck the two bicyclists who were also heading northbound.

Paramedics responded to help the two injured bicycle riders and transported one of them to a hospital for evaluation. The second bike rider was released at the scene. There were no life-threatening injuries reported.

bicycle-accident-dui-driver-arrestPolice determined that Brechtel was driving under the influence of alcohol. She was cleared of any injuries and taken into custody and then booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio on DUI charges.

The crash remains under investigation by the Rancho Mirage Police Department. Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police at 760-836-1600 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).

Rancho Mirage DUI Crash Investigation

The cause of this alleged DUI crash remains under investigation by police to determine liability. Authorities will seek to find out if any illegal turns were made, if speed or distractions were factors or even road conditions.  Multiple criminal charges may be filed against this negligent driver. Those who are injured in a collision due to a negligent motorist may pursue compensation for their losses. A personal injury attorney can help by ensuring a full investigation is conducted and all liable parties are identified.

Contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 800-235-6801 for more information and a free consultation.

 

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