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Woman arrested for spitting on bus drivers

A 30-year-old woman was arrested for spitting on two TriMet bus operators and poking one in the face Sunday.

Eucharia Michelle Nwerem is undergoing a mental evaluation. She is charged with Assault in the Third Degree, Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, two counts of Harassment, Interfering with Public Transportation, and Resisting Arrest.

According to police, at 1:08 p.m. on July 13, 2014, East Precinct officers responded to Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard on the report that a woman spit on and pushed a TriMet bus operator.

Officers arrived in the area and were directed to the suspect, later identified as Nwerem, who was off of the bus. She resisted attempts to arrest her and fought with officers before being taken into custody.

Officers learned that Nwerem pushed, shoved and spit on a TriMet bus operator on a northbound 82nd Avenue bus, then, when another driver was getting on the bus to relieve the first driver, she pushed him and poked him in the face.

Neither victim required medical transport for injuries.