Single Vehicle Collision

Case# 20-003667


On Wednesday July 8th, 2020 at about 8pm, Chico Police Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Cohasset Rd near Boeing Ave. When Officers arrived on scene, they found the Toyota sedan off the road, in the eastern ravine, upside-down. The driver was still inside the vehicle. Officers and emergency personnel removed the driver, later identified as Shareef Abouzeid, a 49-year old Chico resident. Abouzeid exhibited signs of major injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Due to the nature of the collision, Chico Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) was activated and took over the investigation. During the investigation, Officers believed Abouzeid was driving under the influence of alcohol. Abouzeid was arrested at the hospital and later released with a citation as hospital staff admitted him for treatment. Cohasset Road was closed for approximately 3 1⁄2 hours during the investigation. Witnesses who saw the collision remained on scene and spoke with investigators.
Any questions can be directed to the Chico Police Department Traffic Unit at 897- 4970.

(No current photo of Abouzeid on file)
Location: Cohasset Road near Boeing Ave. Date/Time: 7-8-2020 near 8pm
Incident: 20-3667
Driver: Shareef Abouzeid (49-yr old Chico resident)
Supervisor: Sgt. Todd Lefkowitz S-20
Watch Commander: Mike Rodden C-6

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