Unlawful Restraint Charge for 41-Year-Old Man


Police on Friday night arrested a 41-year-old Fairfield man and charged him with second-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree breach of peace.

At about 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 18, officers responded to the area of Summer Street on a report of a domestic dispute between the man and another occupant of his vehicle, police said.

Following an investigation, police brought the two misdemeanor charges, according to a police report.

Under state law, a person is guilty of second-degree breach of peace if he or she “with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, such person: (1) Engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior in a public place; or (2) assaults or strikes another; or (3) threatens to commit any crime against another person or such other person’s property; or (4) publicly exhibits, distributes, posts up or advertises any offensive, indecent or abusive matter concerning any person; or (5) in a public place, uses abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture,” among other reasons.

Under state law, a person is guilty of second-degree unlawful restraint if he or she “restrains another person.”

The man was released after promising to appear Monday in state Superior Court.

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