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New York Times Tech Columnist David Pogue, Estranged Wife Charged With Disorderly Conduct In Westport

WESTPORT, CT (AP / CBSNewYork) - David Pogue, a technology columnist for The New York Times, and his wife have been charged with disorderly conduct.

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Pogue and his wife, Jennifer, were issued misdemeanor summonses for the incident Monday. They appeared in Norwalk Superior Court on Tuesday and were released on a promise to appear.

Wesport police tell WCBS 880 that David told them Jennifer had arrived uninvited during his time to visit with their children.

Police captain Sam Arciola says an argument erupted, during which Jennifer allegedly bit David's forearm.

"Jennifer alleged that she was laying in bed reading a book, when David jumped on top of her, pinning her down and grabbing her iPhone from her hands. She then alleges that David had hit her in the head with the phone," said Arciola.

Wayne Keeney, Jennifer Pogue's attorney, said the couple apparently had a "boisterous argument'' and the police were called. He said no one was injured.

Mark Sherman, David Pogue's attorney, said the arrests arose from a brief confrontation between the couple, who are divorcing. He said he expects his client to be cleared of the charge.

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