Woman Questions DUI Arrest
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A local family is upset following the arrest of their daughter for suspected DUI - she was driving her bleeding boyfriend to the hospital.
He was shot in the face at a house party in Coachella early Sunday.
21-year-old Ambree told us she wasn't sure if her boyfriend would live or die as she rushed him to JFK Hospital.
We're not showing the faces of Ambree or her mother, Marie, in our interview for their safety.
The suspects in the shooting are still on the loose.
Ambree and her boyfriend walked out of a house party on the 86-000 Block of Calle Pizano, and saw three men they didn't know trying to get into their car.
"We tried to stop them, and then they came over to us and they started with words and stuff like that, and then out of nowhere he just came and shot him like twice."
Ambree called 9-1-1, but didn't get the response she wanted.
"She wasn't like assuring me like okay, we have them, we're going to have them on their way, she didn't try and make me feel comfortable, she was just asking me all these questions and I got frustrated."
With her boyfriend losing a lot of blood, Ambree decides to drive him to JFK Memorial Hospital herself.
Police were there waiting.
"They were all pointing their guns at us, and they were telling us get down on the floor, I did and I was screaming at them to help him because he was shot, and he got down on the floor, the same side he had got shot at."
With her boyfriend now in the E-R, sheriff's officers started questioning Ambree.
"Then they started doing me all those tests, and that's when they told me well we are going to take you in for a DUI," said Ambree.
"Really upset at the way they treated the whole situation, like she was a criminal. I mean at that time you're not thinking about yourself, you're just thinking about getting a loved one to the hospital and getting medical attention," said Marie.
Ambree's mother, Marie, would like to see the charge dismissed.
"I don't want it on her record, because she's just starting her life, you know she's just starting her career," said Marie.
But most of all, this family wants to see Ambree's boyfriend recover.
He is still sedated in serious condition, with the bullet still in his head.
"First of all that he gets through this, that he makes it," said Marie.
"Hopefully he comes out brand new you know, just better," said Ambree.
Coachella Police encourage anyone with information about this shooting to call the Thermal Sheriff''s Station.
Or you can call anonymously through Crimestoppers, their number 760-341-STOP.