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November 2, 2012

Patron, bar facing discipline after British Club fight

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Conway then interviewed Campolini, whose face was black and blue, swollen and one eye was all red, he wrote. “The entire area of the right side of the head and face were effected,” Conway wrote.

Campolini said he’d gone to the British Club for last call with his brother-in-law that morning. In the parking lot, Campolini said he looked up and Dion was running toward him. Campolini said he “put his hands up to protect himself and then took a swing at Dion and missed and then fell to the ground,” according to the report.

Campolini said he then saw Dion getting ready to kick him and he felt “a sharp pain” to the right side of his face. Campolini said he then blacked out. Campolini said he didn’t immediately go to the hospital because he didn’t have medical insurance. “I advised him to seek medical treatment,” Conway wrote.

British Club bartender David Woolworth told Conway he saw Dion kick Campolini in head “at least three times” while Campolini was on the ground. Dion was wearing work boots, according to Woolworth.

When Conway asked Woolworth why he didn’t call police, he said he didn’t want to get the club in trouble.

“I advised him it’s his job to protect customers and that by not calling the police he was jeopardizing the club’s license,” Conway wrote.

Dion and Campolini had lingering tension after an argument two to three months ago, Conway wrote.

Dion could not be reached for comment for this story. Conway met with Dion, read him his Miranda rights and tried to ask him questions about the fight. Dion refused, saying he want to contact his lawyer, however.

Conway warned him he was barred from visiting the British Club and also advised him to have no contact with Campolini or he would be charged with intimidation of a witness.

Frank Rossi, British Club president, declined comment for this story when reached yesterday.

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