Man accused of hitting 2 pedestrians with car arrested

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AMBRIDGE, Pa. - An Ambridge man accused of hitting two bar patrons with his car following an argument is facing several charges, according to police.

Anthony Perri, 45, pulled up to Colonial Bar in the 500 block of Merchant Street around 1:30 a.m. Sunday and got into a verbal confrontation with the bar owner and two men, who were outside the bar, according to Sgt. Brian Jameson.

After a few minutes of arguing, Perri got back into his car and sped off down Merchant Street, Jameson said.

Jameson said at the next intersection, Perri made a U-turn and sped back toward the bar, jumped the curb and hit the two bar patrons he was arguing with.

The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and were taken to the hospital, one by ambulance and the other by private means, according to Jameson.

Perri fled the scene and a warrant was issued for his arrest, Jameson said. Perri was then arrested Sunday night.

According to Jameson, Perri was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and various traffic violations. He remains in the Beaver County Jail unable to post $50,000 bail.