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Maple man gets jail on driving charges

A Maple man who ran another car off the road in Superior while seeking medical care for his child in July will spend 120 days in jail.

Shayne Trevor Dalbec, 38, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court on Oct. 4 to endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon and hit and run an attended vehicle.

He was sentenced to 90 days in jail for the weapon charge and a consecutive 30 days in jail for the hit and run. Huber work release was granted. He was also ordered to pay $150 restitution, $574 in court costs and a $300 fine.

The charges stemmed from a July 20 incident on East Second Street near the Nemadji Travel Plaza.

According to the criminal complaint:

Dalbec drove his child into Superior after reporting the boy had a fishhook stuck in his carotid artery. Witnesses saw his vehicle, a black Mustang, zip in and out of traffic with its hazards flashing and pull in behind a silver Toyota along East Second Street. 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.

Dalbec told Superior Police Officer Brad Esler that 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, he felt he'd made a mistake because the injury was nowhere near the carotid artery.