Drunk Driver Injures CHP Motorcycle Officer in Collision near 91 Freeway

RIVERSIDE, CA (October 24, 2022) – Tuesday morning, a DUI crash on Indiana Avenue led to the arrest of Prudencio Xajil Alvarado.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m., just south of the 91 Freeway on October 18th.

According to reports, an officer attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on a Nissan Maxima.

The driver complied and pulled over to the curb. The officer then got off of the motorcycle as the Nissan driver reversed and accelerated towards the officer before striking him.

Medics say the impact of the collision left the officer with minor injuries. Responding personnel treated him at the scene. 

Following preliminary duties, authorities arrested the driver, 55-year-old Prudencio Xajil Alvarado, and booked him into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside for suspicion of assault, DUI, and driving without a license. 

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