Man accused of trying to run down officers enters not guilty plea

By From page A3 | February 05, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man involved in a police shooting on the night of Jan. 30 on Leisure Town Road pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four felony charges that include a pair of charges of assaulting a police officer.

Antonio Vasquez was ordered to return to court Feb. 18 for a probable cause hearing. He is in jail with bail set at $55,000 and faces a prison sentence of more than 10 years if he is convicted of all charges.

Vasquez and a pair of companions were allegedly ejected from the Hideaway Salon on Orange Drive just before midnight. With Vasquez behind the wheel of his Honda, the trio drove down Leisure Town Road near Walnut Road where a pair of Vacaville police officers were making a routine traffic stop.

The officers said Vasquez tried to run them down, causing them to both start shooting at the Honda. One of the passengers was wounded. The Honda crashed into a high-power utility box and a police car before stopping in the middle of Leisure Town Road.

Vasquez, 25, also faces a pair of charges of allegedly driving under the influence.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • The MisterFebruary 05, 2014 - 6:54 am

    It's just a cultural difference... that's all. We must embrace their culture. You wouldn't expect our guests from the south to assimilate, would you? Viva amnesty!!

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