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Alert Police Blotter: I Can’t Sleep!

Santa Monica Woman, 44, Arrested After Drunkenly Slapping Sleeping Boyfriend

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 8:54 am

Tim Broughton / Mirror Contributor

A 44-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 20 on a domestic violence charge after she drunkenly punched and slapped her boyfriend while he was trying to go to sleep on a couch.

Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 2600 block of Third Street at 9 pm on this day in order to investigate a report of possible domestic disturbance.

When the officers arrived they discovered a man and a woman who were involved in a “dating relationship.”

The officers discovered the woman had been drinking heavily that evening and was therefore highly intoxicated.

At one point during the evening the man decided that he was going to attempt to escape from the drunken discourse by making an effort to go to sleep on the couch.

However the intoxicated woman entered the room, and put paid to that sleeping notion by punching and slapping the man.

It was at that point that the man had summoned the assistance of the police.

Officers determined that the woman was the primary aggressor and arrested this Santa Monica resident.

She was charged with domestic violence and bail was set at $20,000.

Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of The Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website,

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