Nassau lawmaker takes plea deal in domestic violence case

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Nassau Legislator Carrie Solages pleaded guilty Wednesday to two violations in a domestic violence case.

Solages was accused of assaulting the mother of his son in their Valley Stream home back in June 2017 after allegedly becoming enraged over missing marijuana.  That altercation, among others, were recorded on a cellphone by his ex-fiancee Marie Angeline Vincent and posted by a Haitian-American news operation called TELE-Image, along with an interview.

Vincent described Solages as a man who struggles with drugs, alcohol and anger.

MORE: Ex-fiancee of Carrie Solages releases videos of alleged abuse

The lawmaker pleaded guilty to lesser charges of disorderly conduct. Under the terms of his plea deal, Solages must complete a 26-week batterers intervention program approved by the district attorney's office and must submit to drug screenings.

Defense attorney William Petrillo said that the “outcome justifies and supports the conclusion that [Solages] is not guilty and he was never guilty of any crime on the night in question.”

Solages refused to answer questions from News 12 at the Hempstead courthouse. Last year, Solages won re-election with more than 70 percent of the vote.

Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said, "Those in elected office should be held to a high standard, and today's admissions by Legislator Carrie Solages evidence clear violations of the trust placed in him by the public."

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