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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Tuesday January 24th, 2023 :: 02:13 p.m. PST


Intoxicated Driver Crashes into Local Restaurant

DATE/TIME: January 23, 2023, at approximately 05:25 p.m.

INCIDENT: CVC 23152(b) DUI Driver with BA over 0.08% 

LOCATION: The Rib Co. - 72183 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Twentynine Palms

SUSPECT(S): Jacob Kingston, 21-year-old resident of Twentynine Palms

SUMMARY: On Monday, January 23, 2021, at approximately 5:25 p.m., deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station responded to The Rib Co in the city of  29 Palms for a report of a single-vehicle collision. The caller stated a vehicle had crashed into the restaurant. 

When deputies arrived, they contacted the driver, Jacob Kingston and his passenger. Both received medical attention at the scene for minor injuries.

Through investigation, deputies concluded Kingston was under the influence of alcohol. Kingston was arrested for CVC 23152(b)- driving while intoxicated, CVC 12500- unlicensed driver, and CVC 16028- no insurance. Upon arrest, he was transported and booked at Morongo Basin jail.

Damages to the restaurant were estimated to be approximately $60,000.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Montes De Oca of the Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station at (760) 366-4175. Callers wanting to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-900-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy Montes De Oca

Station: Morongo Basin Sheriff's Station 

Phone No. (760) 366-4175

Case No. 202300133

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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