LEWISTON — A Lewiston police officer finds himself on the other side of the law after he was arrested twice in five days.

The department says Officer Timothy Darnell was arrested Sunday and charged with domestic violence assault and criminal threatening for an incident in Portland. He was released on bail.

The Sun Journal reports that according to court documents, Darnell’s girlfriend alleges he grabbed her by the throat and pushed her head into a window Saturday night.

The 47-year-old Darnell was arrested again Thursday on a charge of violating bail conditions in connection with the first arrest. He was released again after making bail.

Darnell has been placed on unpaid administrative leave. He had surrendered his badge and gun before the Sunday arrest.

Darnell could not be reached.