According to the preliminary California Highway Patrol report, at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, June 4, John Gallegos, 52, of Rancho Mirage, was driving his blue 2014 Volkswagen eastbound on Franklin Drive, 30 feet east of Highway 243, when he made a right turn and ran into a fence.

Gallegos fled the scene and was eventually picked up by a CHP deputy. He was, at that time, believed to be under the influence and was booked into the Larry B. Smith Correctional Facility for leaving the scene of a crash and suspicion of being under the influence while operating a motor vehicle.