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DUI wreck sends two people to hospital, driver arrested

By Alex Batres, KESQ News Channel 3 Morning News Anchor, alex.batres@kesq.com
Published On: May 20 2013 08:54:03 AM CDT
Updated On: May 20 2013 09:10:01 AM CDT
PALM DESERT, Calif. -

A Palm Desert woman is facing DUI charges this morning after a crash Sunday night.

The wreck happened at 10:42 p.m. on the 100 block of Courtside Drive in Palm Desert. Police say the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am was traveling west on Courtside Drive and failed to turn as Courtside Drive continued, hitting a wall.

Police say the driver, 25-year-old Kelsey Blackshaw, was under the influence of alcohol. Blackshaw was transported to a local hospital and later arrested.

A passenger in the vehicle also suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the Palm Desert Police Department, at (760) 836-1600, or they can call in anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867).