STATE LAWMAKER CHARGED WITH ASSAULT IN DISPUTE WITH SISTER

Fairfield - State Rep. Brenda Kupchick was charged with assault after a "minor physical confrontation" with her sister in her Fairfield home, police said.

Kupchick, a Republican from Fairfield, was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Her sister, Lisa Fabrizi of Trumbull, was charged with disorderly conduct. Police said they responded shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday.

"The incident was a minor physical confrontation where Kupchick reported she accidentally scratched her sister's face while attempting to prevent a family matter from escalating," police said in a news release.

Kupchick said in a statement Monday that she and her sister had a personal disagreement as she was leaving her house following a family picnic.

- Associated Press

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