DUI suspect, companion caught after crash injures family

By From page A3 | March 24, 2014

VACAVILLE — Police arrested two people after a suspected DUI crash left a family with injuries Friday at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Dobbins Street.

Vacaville police received several calls of an accident with injuries at 10:21 p.m. At the scene, witnesses told police the driver of a silver Infiniti was driving west on Monte Vista Avenue when he failed to stop for a red traffic signal at Dobbins Street. The Infiniti struck an SUV that was driving north on Dobbins Street, police said.

The occupants of the SUV, a family of three, sustained injuries from the collision and were treated at the scene. The driver of the Infiniti fled, running west on Monte Vista Avenue and south on Parker Road, police said.

Officers established a perimeter around the area and began to search for the suspect based on a description provided by witnesses. Officers found the driver hiding at the downtown transit center after a brief search.

Police arrested Vacaville resident Ali Sharifzadeh, 23, and Dixon resident Kate Hull, 26.

Police said Sharifzadeh had been released from prison under the state’s Post-Release Community Supervision program. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence resulting in an accident, hit and run, and for an alleged probation violation and violation of DUI probation.

Hull, the owner of the car, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.

Both suspects were booked into the Solano County Jail without incident.

The Vacaville Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the 24-hour police dispatch line at 449-5200 and ask for Officer Chuck Bailey or Officer Carly Broaddus.

Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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