A 27-year-old man is being held in lieu of $1 million Tuesday following his arrest for allegedly ramming into vehicles, assaulting a driver and attempting to run over a bicyclist in Palm Springs.
The Palm Springs Police Department responded to a report about a silver Lexus ramming into vehicles near East Baristo Road and South Sunrise Way in Palm Springs on Monday.
Police said Juaquin Mercer Moraga of Palm Springs was found with his vehicle when officers arrived on scene. He had allegedly intentionally rammed into vehicles, assaulted a driver and attempted to run over a bicyclist, according to police. They said the police department’s dispatch center also got other reports about a silver Lexus driving recklessly and being involved in two other allegedly intentional hit-and-run collisions.
No injuries were reported in the hit-and-run collisions.
Moraga was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism. He was booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio.