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Bar fights not limited to Oklahoma City's Bricktown

More assaults were reported at restaurants along Oklahoma City's West Memorial Road than in Bricktown, but none reached the level of violence as beatings outside of Rok Bar, police reports show.
by Juliana Keeping Published: March 26, 2012

Bricktown is not Oklahoma City's only entertainment district, and it's not the only place where bar fights occur.

Oklahoma City police responded to about 27 reports of assaults along a popular stretch of W Memorial Road — between N Meridian Avenue and N Pennsylvania Avenue — compared to about 18 for the Bricktown area between May 1 through early March, records show.

A review of assault reports at Dan O'Brien's Public House — where off-duty police officer Chad Peery was attacked and partially paralyzed — shows bar fights did not reach the level of violence as beatings outside of Rok Bar or the Feb. 15, 2011, beating that injured Peery.

Police were called to Dan O'Brien's three times for fights during those months, records show.

Police reports for assaults at Dan O'Brien's Public House, 2747 W Memorial Road, include:

• A scuffle occurred about 5 p.m. June 17 between a man and a security guard as the security guard escorted him to the parking lot. The man said the security guard threw him to the ground and handcuffed him; the security guard said the man charged him with closed fists.

• A large fight and a car-pedestrian accident occurred just after 2 a.m. Dec. 17. Two male victims said they were leaving the bar and walked by a group of five or six other men when a verbal altercation and fight broke out. The two were bloodied with cuts on their faces but declined medical treatment. A vehicle drove up, honking and hit a person who was not involved in the fight. That person flipped over the hood and landed on the ground. The vehicle sped off, the crowd dispersed and no arrests were made.

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by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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