Driver that critically injured officer appears in court

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

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - 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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