Man suspected of shooting at cars on Hwy 1 arrested in San Mateo County

SAN MATEO COUNTY (KRON) — A man was arrested Saturday, suspected of shooting at a car along Highway 1 near Pescadero.

According to officials with the San Mateo Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Floyd Vezina, a 57-year-old transient, was arrested after deputies got a call about a man with a rifle shooting at a vehicle near Tunitas Creek around 6:50 p.m.

Deputies encountered two victims, brothers aged 16 and 19 years old, who said Vezinas tailgated their car and was weaving in and out of the lane. When the two brothers pulled over to secure a loose item in the bed of
their pickup truck, they saw the suspect’s car stop behind them, with the suspect firing a rifle in their direction, according to sheriff’s officials.

Neither of the teens were hit by any of the bullets. They drove off and called 911.

Deputies said that other witnesses also saw Vezina brandish the rifle at them as well.

Vezina’s car was spotted on Highway 1, south of Martin’s Beach. Deputies pulled over the car and detained Vezina.

Deputies recovered a rifle and a handgun inside Vezina’s vehicle, along with approximately 1500 rounds of ammunition. Both guns were loaded with a round inside the chambers, according to deputies.

Vezina was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon among other charges. He’s currently being held without bail at the Maguire Correctional Facility.

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