Man Accused of Ramming Wheelchair Into Officer

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CINCINNATI – A 45-year-old paraplegic rammed his wheelchair into an officer, threw urine from his catheter bag a patrol car and spat at the officer, police said Sunday. Ralph Evegan was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Evegan's lawyer said the case is a misunderstanding, and that his client was just trying to break his fall after the officer threw him to the ground. Police said they originally had gone to Evegan's apartment to arrest him on an old disorderly conduct charge.

Hamilton County Municipal Judge Ted Berry ordered Evegan tested for diseases that can be transmitted by bodily fluid.

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