WEB EXTRA: Junior facing assault charge may have case dismissed

A court ruling Tuesday determined that a junior charged with tackling a woman two months ago will have his case dismissed if he follows court orders.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Linda Turner accepted a first-time offender diversion, which allows Guyer to avoid a plea of guilty or not guilty for assault.

“Jesse has learned a hard lesson about the abusive use of alcohol,” Guyer’s attonery, Richard Finci, said. “A hard, expensive and embarrassing one.”

Under the agreement, he is required to complete 40 hours of community service and participate in an alcohol education program within six months of the decision. Guyer also cannot be cited for other legal infractions. If these conditions are met, the assault charge will be dismissed in May.

According to the Metropolitan Police Report, Guyer was arrested Sept. 12 for allegedly tackling a woman on Washington Circle. The report also stated that Guyer appeared to be intoxicated.

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