Ga. LEO dragged by car on highway after traffic stop

The officer stopped the suspect for allegedly texting while driving, then was dragged by the car after the suspect tried to flee


By PoliceOne Staff

DUNWOODY, Ga. — A police officer is recovering after being dragged behind a car on the highway by a fleeing suspect.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a police officer pulled over a man who was allegedly texting and driving. While the officer was at the driver’s window, the suspect sped off, dragging the officer along the highway, according to police spokesman Sgt. Robert Parsons.

A police officer is recovering after being dragged behind a car on the highway by a fleeing suspect. (Photo/Georgia Department of Transportation)
A police officer is recovering after being dragged behind a car on the highway by a fleeing suspect. (Photo/Georgia Department of Transportation)

The officer held on as the suspect sideswiped cars to force him off, eventually landing on the ground on I-285.

Police continued to pursue the suspect, who attempted to bail out of his car and run but was quickly apprehended.

The injured officer was loaded into a police car and driven to the hospital, where he was treated and released. He is expected to make a full recovery.

 

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