Kavanaugh Questioned By Police In 1985 For Bar Fight, Throwing Ice

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As a 21-year-old, Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police for his hand in a bar fight that involved him throwing ice and a friend throwing a glass at another patron, according to a 1985 police report obtained by the New York Times. 

Kavanaugh and four other men were questioned by New Haven, Connecticut police for their participation in the scrap. Kavanaugh, a junior at Yale at the time, was not arrested but police noted in their report that he had been accused of throwing ice at another patron for “some unknown reason.” When questioned by police, Kavanaugh wouldn’t say whether he had actually thrown the ice.

His friend, fellow Yale student Chris Dudley, denied to police at the time that he had thrown a glass at the other patron, who was “bleeding from his right ear” and taken to a local hospital. Police characterized the encounter as an “assault,” but, according to the Times’ review of the report, there was no evidence that anyone was arrested or that charges were filed.

The incident is just the latest in a string of reports that have brought Kavanaugh’s temperament and claims about his college drinking habits into question. The FBI is currently investigating allegations of sexual assault that have been levied against the Supreme Court nominee in recent weeks, a probe that Republicans hope will wrap up before the end of the week so lawmakers can vote on his confirmation.

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