Young Antioch man charged with reckless driving, felony hit and run

The hit and run suspect’s car struck another car, injuring two people and a fire hydrant in downtown Antioch early Sunday, August 6, 2023. Photo by Art Ray, Bay News Video.

Following sideshow at marina, early Sunday morning crash injured two people, one woman critically

Held on $191,000 bail; four previous arrests, three by Antioch PD

By Ted Asregadoo, PIO, Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office

A 21-year-old Antioch man has been charged with a four-count complaint for reckless driving and a hit and run that injured two in the early morning hours of August 6th following a sideshow in Antioch. (See related article)

Chase Allen Cancilla (born 4/17/02) faces two felony counts of reckless driving on a highway that caused injuries and enhancements of inflicting great bodily harm to others. Additionally, Cancilla faces a felony hit and run charge that resulted in the serious injury of another, and a misdemeanor for operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

A woman was critically injured by the hit and run suspect in Antioch Sunday morning, Aug. 6, 2023. Source: KTVU FOX2 video screenshot.

Antioch Police received reports of a sideshow taking place at the Marina Plaza around 2:50 am on August 6th. Authorities say a vehicle that Cancilla was driving left the Marina Plaza at a high rate of speed on L Street — and shortly thereafter crashed into another vehicle at West 9th and G Streets. The collision injured two people, one of whom was seriously injured. Cancilla fled on foot after the crash, but an officer was able to apprehend him. (See KTVU FOX2 news report)

He was arrested and booked into the West County Detention Facility and was arraigned today in court with a bail amount set at $191,000.

Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton said, “Sideshows present many risks to community safety, endangering those who are involved and the public at large. The District Attorney’s Office will continue to be vigilant in prosecuting offenses stemming from sideshows under California law.”

According to, the 6’2”, 250 lb. Cancilla has been arrested four times previously dating back to 2021, three times by Antioch PD, once by Alameda County Sheriff’s Office including for DUI, driving without a license and failure to appear. According to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office as of Wednesday, August 9, he was still in custody.

Case No. 04-23-01348 | The People of the State of California v. Cancilla, Chase Allen

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

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Hit & run driver 080623 by Art Ray, Bay News Video

Hit & run woman injured 080623 Source – KTVU FOX2

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