Bowden's Fiancee Accepts Plea Bargain

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Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

TORONTO - The fiancee of Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden accepted a plea bargain yesterday, resolving her battery and resisting arrest case in Miami Beach, Fla.

Joy Browning, 36, must perform 25 hours of community service and attend anger management classes in exchange for her charges being dropped.

Browning and Bowden were driving in Miami Beach early on April 17 when police pulled them over after Bowden reportedly ran a stop sign. Police said they found scratches and cuts on Bowden's cheek and ear and attempted to arrest Browning on battery charges.

According to police, Browning attacked the officers as they tried to get her out of the car. She was charged with felony resisting arrest with violence and spent two nights in a Miami jail.

Bowden denied the domestic abuse charges, and Browning pled not guilty in a court appearance last month. Bowden, 45, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after failing a field sobriety test and refusing to take a breath-alcohol test. …