DEFUNIAK SPRINGS – A couple faces battery charges after an argument over alcohol turned violent.

The 56-year-old male half of the couple was charged with battery for throwing beer on his girlfriend during the argument. The woman, who is 44, also told Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies that he’d hit her five times with the beer can.

But she was also charged with battery after the argument, which started when he poured her vodka down the sink.

Her response to being battered with beer was to follow him outside and pummel him with her fists, according to her arrest report.