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A Columbus woman was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday night after she was run over by a vehicle outside Caddies Pub.
Joyce A. Ogle, 45, was being treated at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis as of Sunday evening, according to nursing administrator Sharon Richards.
Lt. Matt Myers, spokesman for Columbus Police Department, said Ogle was the victim of a hit-and-run accident about 11:20 p.m. Saturday in Caddies parking lot, in the 2700 block of Central Avenue.
Myers said Caddies management had recently kicked Ryan Uhls, 33, of Columbus, out of the bar. In his haste to leave, Uhls “recklessly” backed out of his parking space and struck Ogle, who was leaving the bar, and then drove off, Myers said.
Tom Wetherald Sr., owner of Caddies Pub, said Uhls refused to take the cab service offered to him by management.
Ogle, who complained of a lack of feeling in her lower body, was air-lifted to Methodist Hospital for treatment, Myers said.
Caddies management provided authorities with a description and license plate number for Uhls’ vehicle, Myers said, and Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies traced him back to his home in the 200 block of Della Road.
“This guy basically (was) uncooperative and starts to fight with police,” he said.
Myers said authorities used a Taser to subdue Uhls and arrested him on preliminary charges of leaving the scene of an accident with serious personal injury, operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher, resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness with a vehicle.
Uhls was treated and released at Columbus Regional Hospital before he was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail, Myers said.
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