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Trooper Recovering After Being Dragged By Van

Last updated on Monday, June 14, 2010

(EVANSVILLE, IN) - A state trooper is recovering from minor injuries after being dragged 15 feet by a van while trying to arrest a man outside Casino Aztar in Evansville.

Police say Trooper Kylen Compton tried to arrest the male driver after spotting him drive over a concrete median and finding out that he was wanted for forgery.

Troopers caught the driver and a passenger after a traffic and foot chase.

The driver is facing several criminal charges, including battery on a police officer and drunken driving.

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