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DUI suspect pinned woman against her car at Kimball Junction McDonald's, witness says

Mug shot: Sean Patrick Dalton
Posted at 11:03 AM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 13:03:15-05

PARK CITY, Utah — A man faces DUI, aggravated assault and other charges in connection with an incident at a Kimball Junction McDonald's drive-thru earlier this week.

According to a probable cause statement, a woman reported she and 51-year-old Sean Patrick Dalton pulled into the drive-thru at the same time and Dalton attempted to get ahead of her.

At that point, the front ends of the two vehicles collided, the statement says.

"She stated she got out of her car to speak to[Dalton] and [Dalton] accelerated towards her and hit her with his vehicle. She stated he pinned her against her own car with his vehicle and continued to accelerate," an officer wrote in the statement. "She said bystanders attempted to stop the driver and he then backed up and drove away from the McDonalds."

A witness said Dalton got out of his vehicle, a white Kia SUV, and attempted to pull the rear license plate off before driving away. That witness followed Dalton and eventually tracked him down at a nearby Best Western Hotel. When deputies arrived, they observed Dalton had alcohol on his breath and he had trouble maintaining his balance, the statement says.

The witness told police he had used his own vehicle to keep Dalton from backing out of his parking space.

"[The witness] stated Dalton backed into his vehicle several times to try to leave, causing damage to both vehicles," the statement says.

Deputies asked Dalton to submit to field sobriety tests, but Dalton refused, the statement says. A deputy obtained a warrant to draw Dalton's blood.

Dalton was booked into the Summit County Jail on one felony count of aggravated assault, two misdemeanor counts of failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving injury, two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence.

His arrest Wednesday morning occurred less than a week after he was arrested on suspicion of communications fraud and theft of a vehicle.