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The woman suffered a cut to the inside of her upper lip, police say.
A 46-year-old Bethlehem man was arrested after he hit his girlfriend in the face while she was driving an SUV, court papers say.
Clayton Kenneth Downes, of the 500 block of Souix Street, was arraigned early Friday before District Judge James Narlesky on charges of simple assault and harassment. He was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $10,000 bail, court papers say. Downes on Friday afternoon remained in jail, online records show.
Danielle Hann was driving a gray Ford Explorer just before 8 p.m. Thursday near Ontario Street and Broadway in Bethlehem when Downes struck her with the back of his hand, court papers from Bethlehem police say. Hann received a laceration to the inside of her top lip, court papers say.
If Downes makes bail he must stay away from Hann, her family and the Sioux Street address, court papers say.
A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled April 24 in District Judge Nancy Matos Gonzalez’s South Bethlehem court.