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Salton Sea- DUI arrest


Last updated 10/9/2015 at 1:28pm

Sidney Lincon, a 74-year-old man from Indio is facing DUI charges after he caused a wreck whilst driving the wrong way on the 86 expressway the evening of Thursday, Oct. 8.

The man was arrested after he was taken to hospital suffering moderate injuries sustained in the crash.

Coachella Police Department Officers said that Sidney Lincon was driving a black Lincoln sedan southbound in the northbound lanes.

Following a near miss with a semi-tractor which had to swerve to avoid a head-on collision, the Lincoln ended up striking the rear left wheels of the truck, totalling the sedan, officers said in the release.

A pickup truck was also hit by the semi-tractor when the driver swerved to avoid the Lincoln.

Officers said the investigation determined alcohol was a factor in the crash. No other drivers were injured in the collision.

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