Police: Intoxicated Man Charged with Assault After Tussling with Pregnant Woman

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A 31-year-old Darien man pushed a pregnant woman to the floor at home and shook her head by the hair in an argument that turned physical, according to Darien police, who arrested him.

Police described what happened with this account, based on statements from the victim. The police account does not include statements from the arrested man. It includes accusations not proven in court:

At some point (police didn’t say when, but the incident was reported to police at 9:40 a.m. on Saturday) the man was away from home and the victim told him not to come home because he was so intoxicated.

She then locked the front door to keep him out. He came in through the back door and sat on a couch. The victim said she argued with him about how intoxicated he was and asked him several times to leave.

She told him that if he was going to stay, he couldn’t drink any more, and she began pouring a bottle of wine into a sink. At that point, he grabbed her, pushed her to the ground and shook her head by her hair.

She told police he was aware that she was three months pregnant.

Police said it was clear that a struggle had taken place. Police did not say whether or not the woman was bruised or needed medical attention.

The man was charged with third-degree assault on a pregnant woman, a misdemeanor. He was released on $1,500 bond at some point and he is next scheduled to appear on Jan. 23 in state Superior Court in Stamford.


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