Incoming Bridgeport Lawmaker Arrested Again

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    A state representative has been arrested twice.

    The winner of a state legislative race in Bridgeport is facing domestic violence charges, nearly five months after being charged in a hit-and-run accident.

    Bridgeport police arrested Christina Ayala on a breach of peace charge on Tuesday morning. She was scheduled to be arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court later in the day.

    Authorities told the Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/YLe4yp ) that Ayala slapped her boyfriend at their home Monday night. The Democrat takes office next month.

    Ayala's phone number is not listed and she couldn't be reached Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. A message was left with her lawyer.

    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.

    She is due in court on Dec. 14 on the charges connected to the alleged hit-and-run.