A 48-year-old Darien woman was arrested twice in five and a half hours last week—first on domestic violence charges and second on a charge she violated her conditions of release by returning home.
Darien police gave this account of the matter:
At 11:54 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to a home on Pembroke Road on a report of a domestic dispute.
Police determined that a verbal argument between a husband and wife had become violent to the extent that the wife had grabbed her husband by his hair and struck him. The woman's striking her husband didn't injure him.
The wife was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to police headquarters, then released on a written promise to appear the next day in state Superior Court in Stamford. One of the conditions of her release was that she was not to return home before her court date.
But by 5:54 p.m., police received another report that the wife was back at her house. When police arrived, they determined the woman was in need of medical attention. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital by Post 53 Darien EMS and released from the hospital the next day.
Police applied for and received approval for an arrest warrant charging her with second-degree violating conditions of release. After the woman was advised of the arrest warrant, she went to police headquarters, was again arrested and this time held on $10,000 bond, which she did not post.
She was then arraigned on both charges the next day, Thursday March 14, in state Superior Court in Stamford.