Man arrested after driving off road

By From page A4 | May 17, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A man claiming he got stabbed in a carjacking attempt ended up arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

The incident happened at 10:55 a.m. Friday. The solo-vehicle crash involving a Fiat 500 took place on the ramp leading from eastbound Travis Boulevard onto westbound Interstate 80, with the car going into a ditch.

Witnesses saw the driver walk to a nearby fast-food restaurant. California Highway Patrol officers found him and he said he had been stabbed in the arm during a carjacking attempt by his passenger.

But his story was unfounded and the wound was from glass broken in the car, CHP Officer Chris Parker said. Officers arrested Alejandro Cazares, 21, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, he said.

The CHP briefly closed the onramp to tow the car out of the ditch.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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