Rep. Brenda Kupchick Says She 'Accidentally Scratched Her Sister's Face'

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut State Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-Fairfield) has been charged with assault after a “minor physical confrontation” with her sister at her home.

Kupchick was charged with third degree assault and disorderly conduct. Her sister, Lisa Fabrizi of Trumbull, was charged with disorderly conduct, Fairfield police said.

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.

“Every family has occasional disagreements,” Kupchick said. “I will always put the best interests of my family and my family’s children first. We are appreciative of the professionalism and discretion of the Fairfield police department and are working through this as a family, and we hope everyone will respect our privacy.”

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