LOGAN — A 48-year-old Heber City man who is alleged to have pushed his fiancé out of his truck Monday afternoon, while driving through Sardine Canyon, was arrested in Salt Lake County.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cade Brenchley said Daniel F. Talbot and 50-year-old Diane L. Silbar were traveling through the canyon, US 89/91 after camping in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The two had been fighting and according to Silbar, near Sherwood Hills, Talbot pushed her out of his truck while traveling between 10-and-15 mph.
Brenchley said Silbar laid in the bar-pit for around 30 minutes before attempting to get up. She was seen by passing motorists who stopped and called 911 around 3:30 p.m.
UHP troopers said Silbar was heavily intoxicated and had a broken wrist. She was transported to Logan Regional Hospital.
Troopers began looking for a white 1998 Dodge 1500 pickup with Arizona license plates, after Silbar was able to provide a description of Talbot’s truck.
Brenchley said one of the couples who stopped to help Silbar continued their travel south and saw the pickup driving along Interstate-15 in Davis County.
Talbot was arrested after troopers matched the description of his truck and found Silbar’s personal items inside the cab. He is facing charges in Salt Lake County of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license, failure to use an inter-lock device and driving by a restricted person.
Brenchley said he is also being charged with domestic violence, assault, theft and other charges in Cache County.
Silbar told troopers she and Talbot were returning home from a camping trip. While driving, the two began arguing about money and Silbar’s small dog that was travelling with them. The argument began to get physical near Montpelier, Idaho.
Silbar said Talbot took her phone when she tried to call police and reportedly tried to choke her while he was driving.
Brenchley said an investigation into the assault is continuing and additional charges may be filed.
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