Meghan Markle Bro's Fiancee Arrested For Alleged NYE Assault

1/5/2018 5:46 PM PST

Meghan Markle's Future Sister-in-Law Arrested for Assaulting Bro

Meghan Markle's not the only one in her family planning a wedding -- but her half-brother's might be on hold after his fiancee got busted for assaulting him.

Darlene Blount was arrested in Oregon Sunday night -- just before midnight, actually -- after what cops describe as a booze-fueled altercation. Blount was booked for 4th degree assault about 4 hours into 2018. Happy new year!

Darlene is engaged to Thomas Markle, Meghan's half-brother. They have the same father, but don't appear to be close anymore. Thomas told the Daily Mail -- which first reported the arrest -- he hasn't seen Meghan since 2011 when she moved to take her role in "Suits."

We're guessing this probably hurts Thomas and Darlene's shot at a royal wedding invitation. Just a guess.