George Huffman crashed at this corner
LA QUINTA – Over the weekend, two different vehicle accidents, one involving a stolen vehicle, led to the arrest of suspects believed to be driving under the influence.
Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 2:37 pm , the La Quinta Police Department received a report that there was a major injury collision at the intersection of Fred Waring Drive and Adams Street. Two occupants of one of the vehicles, ages 58 and 52, had received major injuries and were transported to Desert Regional Medical Center.
According to a press release from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, the second vehicle had been involved in a prior crime and was being driven by George Huffman, age 49 of La Quinta. Huffman had stolen the vehicle from the Sprout’s parking lot, located at 79050 Highway 111, in the city of La Quinta while the owner was loading groceries into the trunk.
Driving the stolen vehicle, Huffman fled northbound on Adams Street where he caused a collision at the intersection of Fred Waring Drive. Huffman was charged with vehicle theft, driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury to others. Huffman was also injured and admitted to the hospital.
Another accident occurred on February 29, at 2:40 a.m. and was witnessed by a La Quinta Police officer. The officer reported seeing a vehicle in the drive thru of a fast food restaurant on Hwy 111 and Adams Street, in La Quinta which collided with the building and then drive away.
The officer stopped the vehicle and the driver, Anthony Addison (27) of San Pedro was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and hit and run. He was taken to a local area hospital for a medical release prior to being booked into the Riverside County jail in Indio.