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Indy Officer Dragged By Vehicle When Driver Flees Scene

Last updated on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

(INDIANAPOLIS) - An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer suffers minor injuries after he was reportedly dragged when a driver tried to flee the scene of a traffic stop.

An IMPD squad car is damaged during a Lafayette Road police chase

According to police, the officer attempted to make a traffic stop shortly before 2 a.m. near West 16th Street and Lafayette Road for multiple traffic violations.

When the officer approached the suspect's vehicle, the officer witnessed the suspect attempt to stash cocaine in his mouth. The suspect took off and the officer's arm became trapped, dragging the officer about 50 feet.

Police began to pursue the suspect's grey Chrysler north on Lafayette Road nearing West 30th Street.

Officers attempted to execute a PIT maneuver multiple times, but were unsuccessful until the pursuit ended in a crash the 2400 block of Lafayette Road.

Police used a stun gun on the suspect to subdue him following the crash.

A medic transported the suspect to Wishard Hospital for treatment to minor injuries and for a blood draw for drugs and alcohol.

The officer was checked out and has since returned to duty.

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