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Woman arrested for DUI, child endangerment in Rancho Mirage

A woman suspected of drunk driving and causing a two-vehicle crash in Rancho Mirage that injured two people, including her young child, remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Deputies responded around 4 p.m. Tuesday to a crash at Highway 111 and Rancho Las Palmas Drive, where they found a Mercedes Benz that was traveling eastbound on Highway 111 had crashed into a Ford Edge, according to Sgt. Christopher Ternes of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the Mercedes, identified as Shirley Day, 38, of Palm Desert, had her child in the vehicle. Police said the child suffered a minor injury in the crash. The driver of the Ford complained of back pain, Ternes said. It was unclear if either person was taken to a hospital.

Day was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment, Ternes said

Day was free on $50,000 bail at the time of this publication.


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