Palm Springs
78° F
Clear
Clear

Man arrested after DUI crash in Thermal

By KESQ & CBS Local 2 News Staff, newsline3@kesq.com
Published On: Mar 31 2014 11:21:53 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 31 2014 11:26:35 AM CDT
Juan Zavala

Juan Zavala

THERMAL, Calif. -

A Thermal man was arrested early Monday morning after he crashed an SUV while attempting to evade Riverside County sheriff's deputies.

Around 12:20 a.m., deputies tried to pull over a Chevy Suburban on Grapefruit Avenue due to vehicle code violations. The driver, 42-year-old Juan Zavala, didn't stop and continued driving above 90 MPH, according to deputies.

When Zavala tried to turn east on Avenue 58, he lost control and crashed into a metal pole.

He was taken to the hospital after the crash. He's been booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio on charges of DUI and evading.