Man guilty for role in drunken driving crash

By From page A3 | January 11, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man who got behind the wheel of a car loaded with friends after guzzling some rum was found guilty Friday of a felony charge of causing a drunken driving crash that left people injured.

Anthony Barragan-Sullivan, 22, got off work at a Vacaville pizza parlor on the night of Feb. 11, 2013, and met up with some friends outside the downtown Vacaville library, according to testimony during his three-day jury trial. The friends passed around a bottle of rum. Barragan-Sullivan drove them to a store and then to a friend’s house before they headed back for the library.

Barragan-Sullivan, who witnesses said was speeding down Dobbins Street, lost control of the car, which fishtailed and bounced off of a curb before careening sideways into a power pole, knocking out the power in the neighborhood.

The three passengers in the car were injured, including one girl pinned in the wreckage who suffered a broken pelvis, cracked ribs, a torn liver, cuts to her face and a concussion.

Barragan-Sullivan, who was not hurt, called 911 and told a dispatcher about the crash, adding that he knew he was in trouble and was likely to lose his pizza job.

An hour after the crash at the jail, Barragan-Sullivan blew into a breathalyzer that revealed his blood-alcohol content was 0.08 percent. A lab analyst testified that Barragan-Sullivan had downed the equivalent of four or five drinks before getting behind the wheel.

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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