State drops domestic violence charge against Ayala

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A domestic violence charge has been dropped against a Bridgeport state representative who was arrested weeks before taking office in January.

A state prosecutor told the Connecticut Post that a breach of peach charge against Rep. Christina Ayala was dropped Wednesday because she completed counseling and complied with a protective order. Prosecutors say they handled the case like any other domestic violence incident.

The 29-year-old Democrat and her boyfriend were arrested in December after an argument at their home. Police say Ayala slapped him in the face.

The arrests came four months after Ayala was charged in a hit-and-run minor car accident in Bridgeport, hours after winning the Democratic primary in the House race. A court hearing in that case is scheduled for Friday.

Ayala declined to comment Wednesday.

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Information from: Connecticut Post

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