Palm Springs, CA
On Monday, June 6th, around 6:45 PM, PSPD Dispatch received a report of a silver Lexus ramming other vehicles around E Baristo Road and South Sunrise Way. Officers responded to the scene where they located the vehicle and driver. The driver was identified as Juaquin Moraga (27 years old; of Palm Springs).
During the investigation, officers determined Moraga had intentionally rammed other vehicles, assaulted another driver, and attempted to run over a bicyclist. PSPD Dispatch received additional calls regarding the silver Lexus, which had been described as driving recklessly and being involved in two other non-injury hit-and-run collisions, which were deemed intentional.
Moraga was arrested and charged with PC 664/187 – Attempt murder; PC 245(a)(1) – Assault with a deadly weapon; and PC 594 – Vandalism. Moraga was transported to John J. Benoit Detention Center for booking, with his bail set at $1,000,000.00.