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Newlyweds jailed after drunken wedding night beach brawl, police say

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) - - Two Polk County newlyweds spent their first night as man and wife in a cell after they were arrested on domestic violence charges. 

According to police, Daniel and Gegee Gillen (née Riposta) tied the knot on Clearwater Beach Sunday and had been intoxicated and arguing throughout the day.


At one point, the argument turned physical, and Daniel said his wife scratched him on the chest.  Then Gegee alleged her new husband knocked her to the ground.  

Police were called to the scene and the couple was taken into custody and booked into the Pinellas County Jail. They were later released on their own recognizance. 

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