Columbus police arrested a local man after he became combative when a police officer tried to get him out of harm’s way while he was stumbling along in the roadway on 25th Street.
Kevin D. Dulong, 33, Columbus, appeared to be hallucinating when Columbus Police Officer Michael Butler was sent to the 2000 block of 25th Street about a suspicious person stumbling in the roadway.
Dulong refused to leave the roadway and poked Butler in the chest. When he poked Butler a second time, a struggle ensued and officers were able to take Dulong into custody, police said.
When he was searched, officers found methamphetamine in his pants pocket, police said. Dulong was charged with battery on a public safety official, resisting law enforcement and possession of methamphetamine.
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