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Man strikes two with car after fight outside bar

TOWN OF NIAGARA — A Niagara Falls man who police said purposely struck two men with his car after a fight outside a Lockport Road bar was arrested on a felony charge of second-degree assault early Sunday.

State Police said Brian P. Moody, 34, of Niagara Falls Boulevard, was involved in a physical altercation around 2 a.m. outside Soliday’s bar on Lockport Road, then got into his car and struck two men who were standing in front of the vehicle. Both men hit the windshield of the car and were thrown off as Moody drove away, police said.

State Police, who were responding to the call along with Town of Niagara Police and Niagara County sheriff’s deputies, encountered Moody’s car a short distance from the scene and stopped it.

In addition to the felony charge, Moody faces charges of reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana and several misdemeanors.

The two men who were struck were transported to hospitals, where they were treated for minor injuries and released, police said.

Moody was arraigned at the Town of Niagara Justice Court and remanded to the Niagara County Jail with bail set at $5,000.