Deputy Arrested In Palm Desert On Suspicion Of Hit-And-Run, DUI

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PALM DESERT (AP) — Authorities say  a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in Palm Desert on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence.

Sheriff’s department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell tells the San Diego Union Tribune that the deputy, Barbara Crozier, is currently on paid administrative assignment while the incident is investigated.

Crozier was arrested Tuesday by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies who were responding to a report of a vehicle running into a water fountain at a country club.

Investigators determined that the female driver was suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run accident several hours earlier at Palm Desert apartment complex.

Authorities say several vehicles were struck and a pedestrian’s foot was run over by a driver who then fled.

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