A woman on the Napa Valley Wine Train was jailed Friday night after she allegedly threw silverware at a man during a dispute as the train traveled near St. Helena, according to the Napa Valley Railroad Police.
The woman, Michelle Marie Dumont, 40, of Clearlake, had been separated from the alleged victim during the trip after the two continuously argued during dinner, Napa Valley Railroad Police Chief Clyde “Jeff” Hullquist said. During the return trip toward Napa, Dumont was in a car alone when the alleged victim, a man, went to talk to her, Hullquist said. Dumont then allegedly threw silverware from the table at the alleged victim, causing a small cut over his right eye, Hullquist said.
The train stopped near White Lane near St. Helena. The woman was arrested at 8:40 p.m. and transported to the Napa County jail, where she was booked on suspicion of domestic violence, Hullquist said. The man declined medical treatment but said he wanted to press charges, he said.
A St. Helena police officer gave the alleged victim a ride to the St. Helena Police Department where he made a short written statement, Hullquist said. The man then left the department on foot, said Hullquist.
The train was stopped for about 10 minutes during the incident before it resumed its trip. No other passenger was involved, Hullquist said.