A desert man crashed his vehicle on Highway 74 last week. At 6:25 a.m. Saturday, May 13, Ernest Pacheco, 26, of Cathedral City, was driving his black 2015 Chevrolet Cruz westbound 1,000 feet west of May Valley Road on Highway 74, when he made an unsafe turning movement to the left, crossed the double-yellow lines and ran into a tree.
Passenger Marissa Garcia, 28, also of Cathedral City, suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported by American Medical Response ground ambulance to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.
Pacheco was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Pacheco was uninjured in the crash and no other vehicles were involved.