FHP searching for driver who ran over man outside of bar in Bradenton

Posted at 10:33 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 12:10:16-04

Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a man was assaulted and run over by an SUV outside of a bar early Monday morning in Bradenton.

According to FHP, around 2:45 a.m. 53-year-old Blair Chattley, of Pueblo Colorado, was assaulted in the parking lot of the Drift-In Bar located at 2709 Cortez Road West. 

After the assault, while Chattley was laying on the ground, a Chevy SUV backed up over Chattley and left the scene.

Chattley is currently in critical condition at Blake Medical Center.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Trooper Gerry Smith at the Florida Highway Station in Bradenton at 941-751-8350, Ext. 31777 or the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.