Two Knoxville Police Department officers were injured trying to police a
brawl in O'Charley's early Sunday morning, where 14 people were
A KPD officer was on the scene monitoring the activities when an
intoxicated driver struck a pedestrian and a police car in the O'Charleys
In an unrelated incident, a bouncer was escorting a man out of O'Charleys
when the man's friends became angered, which escalated into a situation
requiring 30 KPD officers to be called to the scene, Foster Arnett, public
relations spokesperson for KPD, said.
One officer was hit in the head and another hurt his hand, while other
officers had minor cuts and bruises, Arnett said.
UTPD officers were driving past the scene when they responded to the
incident, UTPD Chief of Police Ed Yovella said. "We helped the best we
could," but KPD had the situation under control, Yovella said.
No UTPD officers made any arrests, Yovella said.
Cumberland Avenue was closed for more than an hour by KPD.
O'Charleys declined to comment about the incident.
Incident at eatery leads to 14 arrests
Published: Mon Jul 26, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:53 p.m.