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Man Assaults Cal Trans Worker and Civilian on Highway 20

A man assaults a Cal Tran worker and a civilian that try to help him. Early Sunday morning around 2:00 AM,  CHP started receiving calls of a car on the side of the road with a person slumped over the wheel on Highway 20 near Washington Rd. CHP Officer Greg Tassone say that a passerby stopped as well as a Cal Trans worker.

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Tassone says eventually the male driver did wake up.

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Pagnozzi,-Aaron1At that time the male, later identified as Aaron Pagnozzi 40 of Portland Oregon, realized he couldn’t leave and became aggressive.

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The civilian and Cal Trans employees then sought protection in their vehicles.

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They eventually drove to a safe location to wait for law enforcement coming from the Brunswick Area.

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Pagnozzi was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and two counts of DUI and booked into the Wayne Brown Correction Facility.

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