Beaumont, CA – On August 3, 2019, at approximately 4:29 am, officers responded to the 1200 block of E. 8th street regarding a traffic collision. Upon arrival officers located a single vehicle that had collided into a residence on 8th Street.

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was located partially inside the residence’s kitchen and a strong odor of natural gas was present. The homeowner had evacuated the residence prior to officers arrival and was not injured.

Crystal Marie Hernandez, age 33, was found seated in the driver’s seat uninjured. CalFire, AMR, Edison and the Southern California Gas Company responded, both the gas and electricity to the residence was shut off. The residence was red-tagged by CalFire. Hernandez was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and booked at Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact the On-Duty Watch Commander at 951-769-8500. Information can also be reported anonymously at

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