RANCHO MIRAGE: Suspected DUI, Hit-and-run Driver Arrested After Crash on Highway 111
Hit-and-run Non-injury Car Accident on Highway 111 and San Jacinto Drive
Scott Charles Hampton, 56, of Palm Desert was arrested Tuesday afternoon on DUI charges following a hit-and-run car accident on Highway 111 and San Jacinto Drive in Rancho Mirage, California, according to a press release by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
About 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, Hampton was behind the wheel of his white Toyota pickup truck when he allegedly rear-ended the driver of a silver Kia Optima.
There were no injuries reported after the crash, however, Hampton failed to remain at the scene of the crash as required under California law. Instead, Hampton went home and police used evidence to track him down to his Park Place residence in Palm Desert.
The Rancho Mirage Police Department booked Hampton into an Indio jail.
Witnesses may contact Rancho Mirage Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or they can call in anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) reference incident #S141820020.
If you are injured in a crash by a hit-and-run driver or someone who is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 800-235-6801. Our attorneys provide a free consultation for prospective clients with no obligation.