State Rep. Brenda Kupchick was arrested Saturday night after reportedly scratching her sister’s face during a conflict at her Fairfield home, according to police.
Police said that Kupchick called it an accident and said she was trying to stop a family conflict from escalating.
It happened around 8 p.m. Saturday at Kupchick's home on Fairist Road, police said.
According to the Associated Press, Kupchick released a statement Monday saying that she and her sister had a personal disagreement and that she "will always put the best interests of [her] family and [her] family's children first."
Kupchick was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Her sister, Lisa Fabrizi, of Thomas Street in Trumbull, was charged with disorderly conduct.
Both were released on a written promise to appear and were due in court today.
Kupchick has asked for privacy and says they're working through it as a family, according to the Associated Press.
She currently servces on the state legislature committees on Public Safety, Housing and Program Review and Investigations.
Kupchick, a Republican, was first elected in 2010 and reelected in 2012. She represents District 132.