CRESTVIEW – An 18-year-old boy was charged with battery after pushing his mother down during an argument over his underage drinking.

His mom had confronted him about the matter and tried to take away his alcohol, according to his Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

The son pushed her onto a bed, after which she slapped him in the face. He then pushed her down again, the report said.

He told deputies that he was scared because when his father yelled at him, it was always followed by a physical beating, the report said. He said when his mom yelled at him, he pushed her out of anger.