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Bar fight ensues uptown, male hit by beer bottle

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, Oxford police officers were conducting an investigation at Brick Street Bar and Grill, when a “large bar fight” broke out inside the business. Officers escorted a bloody male away in handcuffs, but later determined that he was a victim and had been hit in the head with a beer bottle. The victim declined to file a report and refused medical treatment. Police said they have no suspects at this time.

Erratic driving leads to OVI for drunk driver

Around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, an Oxford Police Department officer parked in the Walgreens parking lot noticed a car going at a high rate of speed through the Kroger parking lot on S. Locust Street. The car stopped in the road at least 30 seconds after bottoming out, police reports said. The car accelerated rapidly, going 12 miles per hour over the posted 25 miles per hour speed limit. The officer caught up to the car at the intersection of Locust and High streets at a red light.

The vehicle did not move through the first green light and waited about 20 seconds through the second green light before crossing through the intersection. The car then crossed the double-yellow line and turned onto College Corner Pike, where the officer stopped the vehicle.

The driver, identified as 60-year-old David Hollingsworth, had slurred speech and difficulty keeping his head up and admitted to having a few drinks and taking prescription narcotics.

Hollingsworth’s blood alcohol concentration was .14, police said.

Hollingsworth was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence, marked lanes violations and speeding.

Unlicensed driver cited for drug paraphernalia

Around 8:30 p.m. Friday, an Oxford Police Department officer observed a gold vehicle driving on College Corner Pike with only one headlight functioning. The vehicle pulled abruptly into the parking lot of Auto Zone and as the officer pulled up behind him, the driver, identified as 29-year-old William Hixson, exited the vehicle with his hands in the air. Hixson told the officer “I don’t have a driver’s license, you caught me.” The officer searched the vehicle and found a plastic baggy with 28 grams of marijuana in it on the passenger seat floorboards, as well as scale and plastic bags in the back seat. Hixson was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

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