Police: Boyfriend hit, choked girlfriend
FAIRFIELD — Police allege a 32-year-old town resident hit his live-in girlfriend and tried to choke her early Saturday morning, after she picked him up from work in Armonk, N.Y.
According to the police report, Matthew Hernandez was intoxicated when they arrived at the couple’s Fiske Street home just before 5 a.m., and he had taken some medications.
The victim told police she went to pick him up around 2:30 a.m. because he couldn’t drive home, and during the drive, he hit her in the face. When they got home, she said she was trying to fill the bathtub for him, and while she was doing that, he pushed her into the tub. Then, while she was sitting on the bed, he tried to choke her.
The report did not indicate a reason for Hernandez’ actions. His girlfriend told police he has been physical in the past but had never tried to hurt her.
Hernandez was charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Bridgeport on Monday.