TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities said a Solon Township woman is jailed after she punched a family member in the head.

The woman, 41, was arrested for domestic violence third offense early Wednesday after Leelanau County sheriff's deputies responded to a call made just before 6 a.m. from the family member who said the woman had punched him in the head, according to a release.

Sheriff's deputies found the suspect sitting on the couch with a beer in her hand and smoking a cigarette, the release said.

The woman's blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit for operating while intoxicated when she was booked into the Leelanau County Jail at 7 a.m., the release said.

The victim believes he was hit because he took three beers into his bedroom because he thought the suspect had had enough to drink, the release said.

The victim said he stopped drinking and fell asleep about four hours earlier, but the suspect continued to drink until deputies arrived and took a beer can out of her hand, the release said.

The man complained of a knot on the side of his head but declined medical attention.

The woman was convicted of assaulting the same family member in March 2014 for severing off the tip of his finger by slamming a door on it. Alcohol was also a factor in that incident, according to the release.

Domestic violence 3rd offense carries a possible five-year prison sentence.

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