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The man known worldwide as the "bin Laden hunter" has been arrested on investigation of domestic violence after a one-vehicle crash on a Colorado mountain road, authorities said Wednesday. State Troopers found an injured woman driver and Gary Brooks Faulkner in a blue Ford Explorer that ran off North Spring Gulch Road into a ditch about 4 p.m. Tuesday in Clear Creek County, said Colorado State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Heather Cobler. The driver, Jennifer Logie-Oliver, 51, had four fresh bruises on her head and initially told a trooper she struck her head on the dash during the crash, according to Faulkner's arrest affidavit, obtained by the TheDenverChannel.com. "Faulkner explained that he was upset with Ms. Logie-Oliver about the way she was driving down the hill and was in a heated argument with her" when the accident happened, the affidavit said. Then the woman started to cry and changed her story, saying she got the bruises "when I fell down the hill" while the pair was walking, the affidavit said. "Ms. Logie-Oliver pleaded with me not to arrest Mr. Faulkner," a state trooper wrote in the affidavit. Both denied there was any physical violence.
"The driver in this case was injured and the injuries were not consistent with those of someone involved in a recent traffic crash," Cobler said. "This led our troopers to investigate further, and as a result of their investigation Mr. Gary Faulkner was taken into custody for third-degree assault and domestic violence." Troopers are investigating whether a domestic assault caused the wreck, Cobler said. Meanwhile, Logie-Oliver was arrested for driving under the influence, Cobler said. Both Logie-Oliver and Faulkner said they'd been drinking alcohol while walking on the top of a hill, the affidavit said. The woman explained that she and Faulkner "went up into the mountains to f---, and after we were done we ran the truck into the ditch," the affidavit said.The 51-year-old Faulkner made international headlines in June when he was arrested in northern Pakistan during a solo mission to find and behead Osama bin Laden.The bearded Colorado construction worker was armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword when police found him tramping through a forest on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He was detained for 10 days, then released and flew back to the United States.