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Associated Press, Published March 12 2010

ND state legislator arrested for assaulting his wife for second time in a year

BISMARCK (AP) - A North Dakota state legislator has been arrested for assaulting his wife for the second time in less than a year.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Mark Buschena says Dave Weiler's wife called authorities about 9:30 p.m. Thursday and reported that her husband had punched her in the face.

He says Weiler was arrested later. The 44-year-old Weiler did not respond to a call seeking comment.

Weiler last April was given a deferred sentence and probation after he pleaded guilty to pushing his wife, Nicole, to the ground in a store parking lot. He was ordered to get a psychological evaluation and domestic violence offender counseling.

Weiler is a Republican member of the state House. He was first elected in 2000.

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