Man Faces Charges After Fight At Local Restaurant

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  BRICK – A Township man was arrested and charged after a fight broke out on Saturday at the Flaming Grill on Hooper Avenue, police said.

  Dean John Hughes, 57, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon following a fight at the restaurant.

  Police Officer Victoria Finelli said that fight started around 5:15 p.m. in the parking lot as a verbal argument over someone honking a horn. It then escalated into the Flaming Grill restaurant.

  Hughes hit two people with a champagne bottle. As a result, one person was taken to the hospital and a second was treated at the scene but declined further treatment.

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.