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Forum News Service, Published August 02 2013

After fish hook mishap, dad on the hook for reckless driving

SUPERIOR, Wis. - A Wisconsin man is accused of pushing another car off the road while driving to get his son medical attention after a fish hook mishap.

Shayne Trevor Dalbec, 38, of Maple, faces one count of felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety and misdemeanor hit and run-attended vehicle from the July 20 incident.

According to the criminal complaint, Dalbec reported his child had a fish hook stuck in his carotid artery and drove to meet emergency personnel in a McDonald's parking lot. Authorities saw the child had a three-pronged treble hook stuck in his right cheek, but there was no active bleeding and no injury near the artery.

As an officer was preparing to talk to Dalbec about speeding to get to medical attention, a report came in of a Mustang striking another car.

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, so he pushed the vehicle onto the sidewalk.

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 has pleaded not guilty to the hit-and-run charge.