Monday, April 2, 2018

"Congressman Darren Soto's wife arrested"

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Amanda Soto, the wife of U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, was booked into the Orange County Jail late Sunday night on suspicion of disorderly intoxication. (Orange County Jail)

  The wife of U.S. Rep. Darren Soto was released from the Orange County Jail early Monday morning after her arrest on a charge of disorderly intoxication.

Amanda Soto, 33, was booked into jail at 10:44 Sunday night, according to the jail’s online database.

The charge against her is a second-degree misdemeanor.

In a statement, Darren Soto said his wife has been treated for depression for years and recently stopped taking medication “in accordance with her treatment plan and under her doctor’s [supervision].’’

“Yesterday, she drank too much and reached an argumentative state with a family member, which led to arrest,’’ Soto said in the statement. “She deeply regrets her actions and takes full responsibility for them. Amanda and her physician will be reviewing her mental health treatment, immediately.’’

Soto, a Democrat, was elected to Congress last year from the Ninth District, which includes parts of Orange and Polk counties and all of Osceola.

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