On May 8, 2020 at approximately 8:05 pm, Woden Forrest Taggart-Chimitt, 33 years old from Yucca Valley, was driving a 2003 GMC Yukon eastbound within the #1 lane of State Route 62 (29 Palms Highway) approaching Senilis Avenue in the area of Morongo Valley.
Enrique De Leon Haro, 41 years old from Chula Vista, was driving a 2015 Jeep Cherokee eastbound on State Route 62 stopped in the #1 lane at a red light with Senilis Avenue.
Due to Taggart-Chimitt’s level of alcohol intoxication and unsafe speed, Taggart-Chimitt failed to stop the GMC, colliding into the rear of the Jeep.
After the collision, Haro, along with his passenger Rosemary Haro, 61 years old, from Chula Vista, were transported to Desert Regional Medical Center with suspected moderate injuries.
Taggart-Chimitt was arrested on suspicion on DUI causing injuries and transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
Seatbelts were used by all involved parties.
This collision is being investigated by Officer Williams.