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Man charged after driving into crowd of people

Juan Mercado (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Juan Mercado (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton County man is behind bars after police say he drove his car into a crowd of people.

The incident happened Monday morning at Inner Circle, which was formerly known as Annie's Night Club on Kellogg Ave. According to a police report, Juan Mercado, 31, got into a fight in the parking lot. He then got into his car and drove into a group of people after the fight had broken up.

He hit one woman and another car before driving away. The woman suffered a back injury and some lacerations and was taken to University Hospital. Her condition is unknown.

When Mercado was arrested a short time later, police found a baggie of cocaine on him. He is charged with felonious assault, criminal damaging and drug possession. He was taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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