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Ohio man's littering ticket tossed after uproar

Prosecutors throw out littering ticket against Ohio man who dropped cash meant for panhandler By The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) ' Prosecutors are tossing out a $344 littering ticket against an Ohio driver who stopped to give money to a panhandler in a wheelchair.

A police officer had cited the driver after the cash fell to the ground at a busy freeway interchange in Cleveland.

The city said during a court hearing Thursday that it's dropping the case because it doesn't consider money to be trash.

John Davis, of Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh), says he's glad the matter has been settled. He told reporters after the hearing that he'll give money only to charities from now on.

Cleveland police say it's illegal to solicit or give money at the side of a road and that it's dangerous for those doing it and other drivers.

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