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Angry Passenger Punches Officer During Fight Over Cab Fare in South Jersey: Police

A fight over cab fare led to a pair of Burlington County police officers being assaulted on Memorial Day.

Evesham Police officers responded to the unit block of Dorset Drive for the report of a man who refused to pay his fare.

Wade Smith pushed one of the officers and took a swing at the other, said Evesham police.

Both officers suffered minor injuries. Smith, 43, also suffered injuries that required treatment at a local hospital.

Police charged the Marlton, New Jersey resident with resisting arrest, aggravated assault on an officer and related counts. He was sent to county jail unable to post $5,000 bail.

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