Linebacker's companion to stand trial

Oct. 19, 2006 at 2:36 PM
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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The off-duty police officer who shot San Diego Chargers linebacker Steve Foley during an early morning traffic confrontation admitted he did not show his badge.

Testifying during the San Diego Superior Court preliminary hearing for Lisa Maree Gaut, a passenger in Foley's car, Coronado, Calif., Policeman Aaron Mansker testified he was not in uniform and was driving his own car and, though he showed no badge, he said he verbally identified himself several times during a high-speed chase early on the morning of Sept. 3.

Gaut was accused of trying to ram the officer with Foley's car. After Mansker's testimony, Judge Frederick Maguire ordered Gaut to be tried on felony and misdemeanor charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

Foley, who was shot in a hand and a leg, has been released from a hospital and is recuperating at home. He pleaded innocent to drunken driving charges.

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