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Man With No Legs Charged With Wreckless Driving

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

A trial date has been set for a Lancaster man with no legs who's charged with wreckless driving.

The wheelchair user was cited for driving his powerchair in the road.

Ohmer Portwood says he has no choice but to hit the road, because the city's sidewalks are crumbling and dangerous. On top of that, Portwood says he's not pleading guilty to the wreckless driving charges.

He's gonna ride this one all the way to trial. He says there, a judge will decide if his rights as a handicapped person are being ignored by the city.

Lancaster's mayor says he did not want to comment on this situation because of the pending trial.


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