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Newport Beach city attorney arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse

March 15, 2010 |  1:04 pm

Newport Beach’s city attorney was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of felony spousal abuse, authorities said.

David R. Hunt, 52, was arguing with his son at his Santa Ana home at about 8 p.m. Sunday when his wife intervened, said police spokesman Anthony Bertagna.

Hunt hit his wife, causing her to hit a table and then the floor, the spokesman said. The 49-year-old woman cut her arm and sustained a large bump on the back of her head, police said. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Hunt was booked at Orange County Jail and was released Monday, according to sheriff’s records. Hunt has been city attorney since late 2008, according to the city’s website.

-- Paloma Esquivel

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