US Border Patrol Agent Injured in Temecula Accident on Interstate 15 and Rainbow Valley Boulevard
TEMECULA, CA (December 14, 2021) – Monday, authorities arrestedJaime Garcia andKaren Devora in a DUI crash on Interstate 15.
Moreover, the accident happened at around 2:20 a.m., CHP Officer Mike Lassig Revealed.
Apparently, Border Patrol agents from the USBP Murrieta station operated the checkpoint.
This incident occurred on northbound I-15 at Rainbow Valley Boulevard.
Dispatch logged the crash site along the boundary separating Riverside and San Diego counties.
As an agent stood within the checkpoint stop zone, in the middle of the No. 2 lane, the crash happened. 30-year-old Jaime Alejandro Garcia of San Bernardino went into the zone at 60 mph in his 2013 Mini Cooper. Indeed, he completely failed to slow for the agents.
Then, he hit the agent in the No. 2 lane and “propelled up and over the Mini Cooper (and) landed on I-15 traffic lanes.”
More Details on the Temecula Crash
“(Garcia) continued to drive his vehicle northbound on I-15,” the CHP spokesman revealed. “USBP agents caught up to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop approximately one mile from the collision scene.”
Thus, authorities arrested Jaime Garcia without incident. Then, authorities immediately determined that Garcia was under the influence.
Meanwhile, the authorities also arrested Garcia’s passenger. 28-year-old Karen Vianey Devora of San Bernardino was detained on suspicion of obstructing law enforcement officers and booked into the Byrd Detention Center. Ultimately, authorities set her bail to $5,000.
Authorities arrested Garcia and booked him into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta. Moreover, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, hit-and-run resulting in great bodily injury, and DUI resulting in injuries. His bail was set to $75,000.
Meanwhile, responders took the Border Patrolman to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar with major life-threatening injuries.
Moving Forward in a DUI Accident
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are nearly 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Indeed, common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards. Furthermore, one must remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an accident.
Sweet Lawyers offer legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys that safeguard your legal rights.
Ultimately, we value the trust and respect of our clients. Thus, we want them to know that injuries sustained in an accident often don’t become apparent until months later when it is too late.
Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers says that Temecula accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Moreover, an experienced attorney can spearhead fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you are involved in a dangerous DUI accident, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. Furthermore, we have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your injury case. Let us fight for you, and achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674-7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a professional.