Dad charged after medical runA Maple man accused of pushing another car off the road while driving into Superior to get medical attention for his child made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Maple man accused of pushing another car off the road while driving into Superior to get medical attention for his child made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
Shayne Trevor Dalbec, 38, faces one count felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety and misdemeanor hit and run-attended vehicle.
The incidents stem from a July 20 incident on East Second Street near the Nemadji Travel Plaza.
According to the criminal complaint:
Superior Police Officer Bard Esler responded to the McDonald’s parking lot in East End to meet a man in a black Mustang who reported his child had a fishhook stuck in his carotid artery.
Esler saw a fast moving Mustang with its hazards flashing driving northbound toward him on East Second Street. The driver, later identified as Dalbec, braked, darted into the parking lot and parked sideways in front of a fire engine. His child had a three-pronged treble hook stuck in his right cheek. There was no active bleeding and no injury near the artery.
As Esler was preparing to talk to Dalbec about speeding to get to medical attention, an accident report came in. It was reported a black Mustang struck a silver Toyota near the Nemadji Travel Plaza.
According to witness reports, the Mustang was zipping in and out of traffic with its hazards flashing and pulled in behind a silver Toyota. The driver of the Toyota said the Mustang came up behind him, bumped his car and pushed him down the road. He tried braking, but the more powerful car was pushing him and eventually pushed him into the curb and off the road before driving off.
When questioned by police at the Douglas County Jail, Dalbec admitted hitting the back of the Toyota after the driver had stepped on the brakes. He said the Toyota continued to stop in the road so he pushed the vehicle onto the sidewalk because he didn’t want to get hit from behind.
Dalbec said he did not stop after the crash because he wanted to get his son medical attention. He said that after he got to the hospital with his son, Dalbec felt he’d made a mistake because the injury was nowhere near the carotid artery.
Dalbec pleaded not guilty to the hit and run charge and a preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday on the felony charge. A $2,000 signature bond was ordered with the condition that Dalbec have no contact with the Toyota driver.