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Teen accused of throwing "bodily fluid" on police officer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Police say a teen who was pepper sprayed by police threw "bodily fluid" on an officer at a Colorado Springs hospital.

This all began at 9:52 p.m. on Thursday (11/14/13) when police were called to investigate a fight at the Summit Creek Apartments, 1940 S. Chelton Road.

Investigators say two men had been fighting because one of them did not want the other to drive drunk.

One of the men, Dylan Zeller, 18, was placed in the back seat of a police cruiser. Officers say that Zeller began banging his head on the cruiser's cage and windows. They say Zeller was also kicking the windows. Officers say they pepper sprayed Zeller after he refused repeated orders to stop.

Zeller was taken to Memorial Hospital for a medical clearance. At this time he was facing charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing a police officer.

While at the hospital, police say Zeller became belligerent with two officers and hospital staff. Zeller was handcuffed to a bed, but the handcuffs were positioned so that he could use a urinal.

Police say that one of the officers was about to reposition Zeller's handcuffs when Zeller threw "bodily fluid" on the officer, hitting him in the upper leg.

After being give a clean bill of health by doctors, Zeller was taken to the Criminal Justice Center on the above mentioned charges as well as 2nd degree assault on a peace officer.

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