A 41-year-old female was jailed over the weekend for apparently tossing a beverage at Florida Republican politician Rep. Matt Gaetz at a white wine celebration.
The female, Selena Chambers, has actually been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and one felony count of battery on a chosen authorities. Chambers has actually been launched on bond, according to the court docket.
In a declaration published to his site Tuesday, Gaetz thanked the Walton County Constable’s Workplace for their “speedy action” and stated that he “will be pushing charges versus this person in order to promote the civility our neighborhood should have.”.
Chambers has actually pleaded innocent. CNN has actually connected to her lawyer for remark.
According to a Walton County Constable’s Workplace cops report, Gaetz informed officers at the scene on Saturday that Chambers and another female were “cursing” at the congressman and his household. Gaetz stated Chambers then tossed a beverage, which struck him in the left shoulder, according to the cops report.
Another individual at the occasion, who was speaking with Gaetz at the time of the supposed occurrence, informed officers that he too was struck, according to the cops report, which he was “soaked” from the beverage. That private informed cops that Chambers then “left” while “screaming and turning him off.”.
Neither Gaetz nor the male he was consulting with were hurt in the occurrence, according to the cops report.
After being apprehended, Chambers informed police she had actually been consuming alcohol. She stated, according to the cops report, that “she was strolling and tripped and spilled her beverage on Agent Gaetz.” A female who was with her at the celebration informed officers she cursed at Gaetz as they ignored the congressman.