03/05/2010

Calif. cop dragged a block during DUI stop

Two officers reached into the vehicle to stop the suspect from driving away

Eureka Times-Standard

EUREKA, Calif. — A Eureka Police officer was dragged along the road for about a block Wednesday night after attempting to stop an allegedly drunken driver for a lighting issue on his vehicle.

Officers stopped 24-year-old Ross Emery Olson at about 11:35 p.m. for a lighting violation at Fourth and L streets in Eureka. Olson was allegedly driving his white Toyota pickup about 5 mph over the speed limit until yielding in front of Bob Crivello's Used Cars, according to the Eureka Police Department.

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