A man and a woman who got married on Clearwater Beach Sunday got drunk, got into a fight and were both arrested on domestic battery charges, police reported.
Daniel Patrick Gillen, 61, and GeGee Riposta, 49, were arrested Sunday night. Both are from Davenport, which is in Polk County.
Police were summoned to a Clearwater beach motel in the 400 block of S Gulfview Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. Sunday night.
Officers learned that Gillen and Riposta had been married on Clearwater Beach earlier that day. "Both parties became intoxicated today and have been arguing throughout the day," a police officer wrote in an arrest report.
Riposta said Gillen at one point "grabbed her by the neck and pushed her to the ground," which caused scratches on her leg.
Gillen, meanwhile, accused his new bride of attacking him and scratching him on the chest. He had "scratch marks and injury to his torso area which was consistent with his statements," an arrest report states.
Both were arrested on charges of domestic battery.
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