DUI alleged after local man seen recklessly driving at Valley Wide Park before solo-vehicle rollover
SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Authorities say a suspected drunk driver was arrested after a solo-vehicle crash that occurred in the parking lot of Valley Wide Regional Park in San Jacinto Friday afternoon, March 4.
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Deputies from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station, Cal Fire – Riverside, and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 2:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a vehicle that had overturned and come to rest in a shallow creek near the park’s baseball fields.
Officials say a man was intoxicated while driving recklessly through a parking lot at the Valley Wide Regional Park. He suffered minor injuries in the crash and was arrested for DUI after being treated. San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station photo
When officials arrived, they found a red vehicle on its side in a drainage canal and began treating the driver, 22-year-old Jonathan James Ontiveros, for minor injuries.
During their subsequent investigation, deputies determined Ontiveros had been driving recklessly through the parking lot when he lost control of his vehicle and overturned.
Ontiveros was determined to be under the influence and deputies arrested him at the scene.
After being treated for his injuries, he was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Banning on suspicion of DUI.
Online jail records indicate he was released with a citation within hours of being booked.
No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
“Drinking and driving can place you between a rock and a hard place, Sheriff’s officials later reported via social media, adding, “The driver of this vehicle learned it the hard way.”
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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS), which act as stringer-news providers for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.
Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.
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 30 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 18 grandchildren.