A state representative from Enfield, who has been previously arrested for driving under the influence, was accused of assaulting his father on Thursday morning.
David Alexander, 35, was arrested for assault on an elderly person and breach of peace after officers were called to 277 Pearl St.
Upon arrival at about 1 a.m., Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said they found Alexander “heavily intoxicated.”
During their investigation, they learned that Alexander woke his parents by screaming and then punched his father in the face. Sferrazza said he hit his father several times in the left side of this face.
Officers saw that Alexander’s father was holding an icepack on his face. Police reported seeing several red marks. However, the father declined medical attention, Sferrazza said.
Alexander, who appeared angry, told police “just charge me with battery." His father asked for a partial protective order.
Alexander was arraigned at Enfield Superior Court on Thursday morning. In this case, he will appear in court again next month.
In September, Alexander, who is a two-time state representative, was charged with DUI for the second time. On Sept. 29, he pleaded not guilty to that charge.
Police arrested him after he was pulled over in West Hartford in July. He was later charged with several crimes including DUI and failure to carry registration.
In a statement on Thursday, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said "I am very concerned that David gets the help he needs before another tragedy occurs. I have reached out to express my concern and to offer my help in whatever way that I can, and I wish the best possible outcome for him and his family.”
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