Saco woman accused of domestic violence assault after dispute with ex

Posted Nov. 06, 2012, at 7:57 p.m.

SACO, Maine — A dispute between a Saco woman and her ex-husband over their daughter ended with the woman under arreston Monday, police said.

Roberta Bernier, 44, is facing a charge of domestic violence assault after she grabbed the man and shoved him, leaving him with a mark on his chest, Saco Deputy Chief Jeff Holland said.

Holland said Bernier and the man have shared custody of the 17-year old girl.

“The daughter appeared to be having a bad day with [Bernier] and didn’t say goodbye,” Holland said. “The man wanted to make sure his daughter was OK.”

That’s when Bernier assaulted the man, and she wound up under arrest, according to Holland.

Bernier was booked into the Saco police station and released on bail. She is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 28.

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