For Springs police, an arrest Thursday night had a messy outcome.
Police were called to the Summit Creek Apartments just before 10 p.m. by a security guard who had seen two men fighting in the parking lot. Responding officers say one of the men was trying to stop the other from driving drunk.
An officer detained 18-year-old Dylan Zeller and put him in the back of his squad car. Zeller reportedly began banging and kicking the cage and windows, prompting the officer to warn him that pepper spray would be used if he didn't stop.
Police say the officer was eventually forced to use pepper spray when Zeller still wouldn't stop banging and kicking around the car. It subdued him, and officers were able to drive him to Memorial Hospital for a medical examination.
Once at Memorial Hospital, police say Zeller continued his belligerent behavior and was handcuffed to the bed. Officers repositioned the handcuffs for a moment so he could use a urinal.
Right after using the urinal, police say Zeller threw urine at the officers, hitting one on the leg.
Zeller has been charged with second-degree assault on a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and disorderly conduct. After being medically cleared, he was taken to the CJC.
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