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Incoming Bridgeport lawmaker arrested again


A newly-elected state representative in Bridgeport found herself on the wrong side of the law after police said she got into a fight with her boyfriend Tuesday night.

Bridgeport police arrested Christina Ayala on a breach of peace charge early Tuesday morning and was arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court.

According to the police report, Ayala admitted to slapping her boyfriend Pedro Rodriguez-Ortiz at their home, however at first she denied the allegations.

When police arrived, Rodriguez-Ortiz, who lives with Ayala, was drunk on the porch and yelling that "his girlfriend State Rep. Ayala" was inside. The police report stated that she was confronting him on allegations of him cheating.  

Rodriguez-Ortiz was also arrested and charged with breach of peace.

Ayala was home when Eyewitness News visited her home Tuesday, however she did not come to the door.

"She's my sister. She's a wonderful person," said Ayala's sister Ines Ayala.

When asked if her sister was staying in office, Ines Ayala did not comment.

"She's just a beautiful person, she's my baby sister and I love her. Thank you," Ines Ayala said.

Christina Ayala has pleaded not guilty in the hit-and-run case. She has said she drove away after the minor accident in August because she was scared of a man who was yelling at her. The case is pending.

Christina Ayala won the election for state representative last month by nearly 3,000 votes and she's supposed to be sworn in on Jan. 9, which is the same day of her next court appearance.

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