DANBURY, Conn. -- In a Tuesday court appearance, Gene Eriquez -- former mayor of Danbury for over a decade -- was granted diversionary options, including family violence education and substance abuse treatment, the News-Times has reported.
Eriquez is charged with a variety of crimes, including third-degree assault, after an incident where police assert he came home drunk, punched and pushed his wife, and tried to prevent her from calling for help, according to the News-Times. His wife currently has a restraining order against him.
In the hearing, the assistant state attorney said the options seemed appropriate, since it was Eriquez' first offense, the News-Times reported.
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