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Driver that critically injured officer appears in court

Raymond Weathers in court Raymond Weathers in court
Sgt. Ronald Schaeper Sgt. Ronald Schaeper

Bond has been set for the driver who was involved in a crash that critically injured a Cincinnati police officer.

Raymond Weathers, 35, appeared in court Saturday for his arraignment. He was given a $800,000 bond for two counts of aggravated vehicular assault.

Weathers appeared before the judge in a wheelchair after being released from the hospital just one day before his hearing.

According to Hamilton County court documents, Weathers was driving under a suspended license and was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.

The crash occurred Aug. 16 on Columbia Parkway. Police say Weathers was driving at a high rate of speed when he crossed left of center and struck a Chevy Malibu driven by Sgt. Ronald Schaeper head-on. The collision also caused Schaeper's vehicle to hit a Subaru Outback and a Ford Explorer.

Schaeper remains in critical condition, but hospital officials say his vital signs are improving.

Weathers was also injured in the crash with a broken leg.

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