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Former Durham Councilman: Estranged Wife Accidentally Hit During Scuffle

Posted February 17, 2006

— A former Durham city councilor accused of hitting his estranged wife said it was an accident.

John Best was arrested at around 1 a.m. Thursday. He said the incident happened during a disagreement over their son.

Best claims he and his estranged wife's new boyfriend got into a fight and she accidentally got hit in the scuffle.

On Thursday, a judge told Best to get a psychological exam and be checked for substance abuse. Best must also stay away from his wife.

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