A 25-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested on Friday, May 8, after assaulting her mother who was trying to put a stop to her daughter’s drinking problem.
Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to a residence in the 1900 block of Sixth Street at noon regarding an assault that had taken place.
Upon arrival the officers spoke with the victim and her ex-husband who told them that their daughter had assaulted her mother.
The officers learned that the daughter, who had a problem with alcohol abuse, had been drinking earlier that morning and that the mother had confronted her about the drinking.
The daughter had claimed that she had only had a couple of morning cocktails but when her mother then poured the remaining liquor into the sink and away down the drain the daughter became enraged and began to curse vehemently at her mother.
The daughter then announced that she needed to take a shower.
After a while the daughter had left the bathroom and the mother had noticed that she had appeared somewhat more intoxicated than when she had been when she had entered the bathroom.
The mother and her ex-husband then confronted the daughter again and shortly afterwards they discovered more bottles of alcohol hidden in the bathroom and the ex-husband began to pour those down the drain as well.
The daughter again became infuriated at the sight of the liquid being poured down the drain and attempted to get to the sink in order to save the alcohol but the mother blocked her at which point the daughter struck the mother twice on the arm.
The officers then spoke with the daughter and she admitted to hitting her mother so the officers arrested this Santa Monica woman and she was charged with assault and battery. Bail was set at $20,000.
Editor’s Note: These reports are part of a regular police coverage series entitled “Alert Police Blotter” (APB), which injects some minor editorial into certain police activities in Santa Monica. Not all of The Mirror’s coverage of incidents involving police are portrayed in this manner. More serious crimes and police-related activities are regularly reported without editorial in the pages of the Santa Monica Mirror and its website, smmirror.com.