Deputy hospitalized after DUI driver, 19, plows into patrol car

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — A deputy on routine patrol was injured and a man was arrested after the alleged drunk driver plowed into the back of a Riverside County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle in Jurupa Valley early yesterday morning, Sunday, May 24.

The accident, which happened while the deputy was sitting at a red light  waiting for a green signal, occurred at the intersection of Rubidoux Blvd and 60th, just north of the 60 Freeway.


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CHP, other Jurupa Valley sheriff’s deputies, and Cal Fire were alerted to the crash shortly after 1 a.m., when the involved deputy reported that a vehicle had just plowed into his patrol SUV.

After evaluating the deputy’s injuries, AMR transported him to an area hospital with unspecified injuries later described as minor.

Officials talk to a deputy who was injured after a drunk driver plowed into the back of his patrol vehicle early yesterday morning. OC Hawk photo

During their subsequent investigation, CHP determined the driver who struck the deputy, 19-year-old, Juan Antonio Aguinagaveloz, was under the influence of alcohol and arrested the man.

Aguinagaveloz was later transported to Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, where he was booked on suspicion of DUI causing bodily injury.

He was released within hours after posting $50,000 bail or bond and is scheduled to be arraigned at Riverside’s Hall Of Justice Sept. 29.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.