Man accused of driving into Loveland's Zappz charged with felonious assault, court docs say

LOVELAND, Ohio -- The man accused of driving a car into a sports bar last month has been charged with felonious assault, according to court documents. 

Police said Bradley Pauley drove a Kia Optima through a fence, across a patio and into the side of Zappz Sports Bar and Grille on Loveland Madeira Road about 2:30 a.m. on April 22. 

Andrew Attinger, a patron, was transported by life squad, while Pauley was taken away in a medical helicopter, Loveland police said.

Pauley checked himself out of University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to Detective Anthony Pecord. Attinger’s condition is unknown.  

Blake Freeman, who was at the bar, said Pauley smashed into the building on purpose. Freeman said he arrived moments after the crash.

"I was standing there 30 minutes prior to this happening. I had left to go to a friend's house real quick, and as I'm coming back, pulling back in, he was going through the building and that's just kind of when I went in and started helping everybody," Freeman said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Pecord at the Loveland Police Department, 513-583-3000.

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