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Tree Worker, Driver Arrested in Road Fight

A tree worker and a motorist are accused of scuffling on Pinewood Trail in Trumbull.

The driver, Kenneth Scribner, 59, of Pinewood Trail, Trumbull, is charged with evading, using a cell phone while driving and second-degree reckless endangerment.

The tree worker, Jeffrey Johnson Dalton, 46, of Oronoque Road, Milford, is charged with second-degree breach of the peace and third-degree assault.

Police said Scribner stopped his car while a tree crew was working. He was allegedly using his cell phone.

When Dalton signaled him to move, he refused and an argument broke out. Somehow during the incident Dalton made contact with Scribner's car and was knocked to the ground, but police did not know if Scribner hit him.

Dalton was treated at the scene but not taken to a hospital, police said. Scribner drove away but was later tracked down at his home, where he was arrested.

Dalton's bond was set at $1,000 and Scribner was released on a written promise to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court.
Mike McCormick September 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Some of the tree and construction crews in the town are down right NASTY! Took them over a MONTH to pave our tiny street and they were unbelievably disrespectful to the residents and their needs. They throw their cigarette butts and coffee cups all over like it's their own personal trash can and huff and puff when residents need to get out of their homes. I'm not saying that either party is innocent or guilty, but I'm definitely not surprised that it involved a Tree Crew member.
Kathleen Bell September 13, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Well it is nice to know that you think it is fine for a person to run into a person with a car, and leave the scene of an accident. It is a human being, a human life. It isn't important if the person was a roofer, worked for a paving company, was a U.I. worker or a Tree worker. A life is a life, and under the motor vehicle laws, you don't leave the scene of an accident. Shame on you for feeling that people who do manual labor our beneath you, and your self righteous attitudes.
Elliott September 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Michael, being nasty and being low class scumbags throwing cups on the ground doesnt excuse them being run over
Mike McCormick February 26, 2014 at 03:27 PM
"When Dalton signaled him to move, he refused and an argument broke out. Somehow during the incident Dalton made contact with Scribner's car and was knocked to the ground, but police did not know if Scribner hit him." Where did I say that it's ok to run over anyone? All I said is that some of the town worker's attitudes are downright deplorable. I never said, nor even INSINUATED that I feel they are beneath me, Kathleen Bell. Perhaps you need to lay off whatever you're smoking and learn how to read.

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