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Man Beat, Choked Woman Who Gave Him Ride Home, Danbury Police Say

Danbury police charged a Newtown man with assault Sunday after, they say, he beat up and choked a woman who had given him a ride home from a local restaurant.
Danbury police charged a Newtown man with assault Sunday after, they say, he beat up and choked a woman who had given him a ride home from a local restaurant. Photo Credit: Danbury Police website

DANBURY, Conn. – A Newtown man has been charged with assaulting a woman who was giving him a ride home from a restaurant in Danbury, the News-Times reported.

Police told the News-Times that Mario Guaman, 37, had dozed off at El Milenio Restaurant, 21 North St., and, after accepting the ride, had argued with the woman about who should drive.

The suspect yanked the unidentified woman out of the car then punched and choked her, the story said.

A police officer pulled the car over early Sunday during a traffic stop and discovered the battered and bleeding woman in the back seat, The News-Times said.

Guaman was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree strangulation, and second-degree unlawful restraint.

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