Suspected road-rage driver arrested by Fairfield police after allegedly shooting into car

A close up shot of a pair of handcuffs on a table.

A man suspected of shooting at another person's vehicle during a road rage incident in Fairfield on Sunday was later found sleeping in his car and arrested, according to police.

About 9 p.m., someone called police to report the shooting after exiting Interstate 80 onto Waterman Boulevard to avoid a confrontation with a man who was allegedly driving dangerously.

Officers found that a bullet passed through the driver's side door and lodged in the steering wheel.

The victim gave officers a description of the suspect's SUV and a partial license plate number, both of which allegedly matched the description from an earlier road rage incident, police said.

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Using Fairfield's license plate recognition cameras, officers tracked the SUV to the 900 block of Beck Avenue and found the suspect, 45-year-old Marcial Pineda, sleeping in the vehicle, according to police.   Officers also allegedly saw a Glock pistol in pain view in the back seat and were able to arrest Pineda without a struggle using the police department's armored vehicle.

Pineda was booked into the Solano County Jail on suspicion of several felonies, police said.