After sleeping in his car all night, a Framingham man threatened to drown his wife in vodka Saturday morning before slamming her head against the wall and slapping her, police said.

After sleeping in his car all night, a Framingham man threatened to drown his wife in vodka Saturday morning before slamming her head against the wall and slapping her, police said.


After his arrest at 9:11 a.m., Mark A. Taylor, 35, told police he had lost his temper, Lt. Paul Shastany said.


Taylor's wife called police to report the assault. She said the pair had been fighting and Taylor slept in his car, parked in their driveway at 10 Linden St.


At 7 a.m., she went outside and invited him inside to talk, but the conversation quickly turned into a physical fight, the lieutenant said.


"He got very angry," Shastany said. "He shoved her into a chair and he picked up a vodka bottle. He said he was going to kill her by drowning her in vodka."


Taylor then grabbed his wife and slammed her into the wall, and her head hit the wall.


His wife, whom police did not name, then went to lay on the couch because her head hurt, but the attack continued.


"He came over and dragged her off the couch onto the floor and then slapped her in the face," Shastany said. "She was able to get away from him and call the police."


Taylor was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime murder. He pleaded not guilty at his Framingham District Court arraignment and was released without bail.


He is due back in court Jan. 24 for a pretrial conference.


MetroWest Daily News writer Norman Miller can be reached at 508-626-3823 or at nmiller@cnc.com