A dispute at the McDonald’s drive-thru in Fairmont on Thanksgiving Day resulted in an injury to a Truman man.
At 9:55 a.m. Thursday morning, Fairmont Police responded to the report of an incident outside the McDonald’s building. According to the Police report, the incident started as a verbal dispute between two drivers. One stated they had accidentally cut off the other vehicle in the merging area of the drive thru. The two drivers continued to yell at each other through their windows as they continued through the line. The first unit pulled up to the pick-up window, whereupon the second vehicle pulled ahead of the first. The driver of the second vehicle, 42 year-old Robert C. Nix of Truman, got out of the car and continued the argument with the driver of the first vehicle, Robert K. Dollen, 55, of Fairmont.
The confrontation escalated until Dollen drove his vehicle into Nix, knocking him back into the open drivers side door of his vehicle. The door was curled back to the point where a hinge broke and the door could no longer be closed. Nix was transported by EMS to Mayo Clinic Health System Fairmont with what the report called a suspected minor injury. Three others in the Nix vehicle, an adult female and two juveniles, were unhurt.
Dollen was arrested and taken to the Martin County Jail, where he was charged with Second Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, a felony.