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Case fizzles against Bay Area man suspected of vehicular manslaughter?

Case fizzles against Bay Area man suspected of vehicular manslaughter?

A 60-year-old Fairfield man apparently has made bail after being booked late last month into Solano County Jail on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of drugs, but there are no official records indicating he faces additional pending court dates, The Reporter has learned.

Willie Gene Weaver Jr. was suspected of the crimes when he was arrested on Aug. 30 by Fairfield police after allegedly striking and killing a man at the intersection of Travis Boulevard and Clay Street just before 10:45 p.m.

While in jail, Weaver was scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. Tuesday court appearance, then made bail of $115,000. However, a search of Solano County Superior Court records on Thursday showed Weaver did not appear in court, was not cited, and wasn’t the subject of a bench warrant. Additionally, there is no record that the District Attorney’s Office has filed a criminal complaint against Weaver.

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The Solano County Coroner on Thursday identified the deceased victim as Wesley Santee, 31, of Fairfield, whom paramedics had pronounced dead at the scene. Santee reportedly was riding a motorized scooter when hit by a black 2001 Honda Accord.

As previously reported, Fairfield Police Department’s Traffic Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Weaver’s vehicle was towed.

After being booked, Weaver was examined by a drug recognition expert from the Fairfield Police Department.

Court records show Weaver had been charged just six days before the Aug. 30 collision for failure to provide proof of insurance. In 2021 he pleaded guilty to driving at an unsafe speed for the prevailing conditions in Fairfield. In 2019 he was convicted in Vallejo for failure to provide a current vehicle registration and failure to appear in court.