N.D. lawmaker says he’s innocent of assault, won’t quit his seat
Published 03/12/2010, Associated Press
A North Dakota legislator insisted Friday he did not punch his estranged wife, almost a year after he pleaded guilty to a separate charge that he shoved her to the pavement in a parking lot. Rep. Dave Weiler, R-Bismarck, pleaded not guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault, a day after police arrested him for allegedly striking Nicole Weiler in the face at her south Bismarck home.Word count: 581
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