Jefferson Co. officer dragged by car during drug arrest
Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2020
BIG RIVER TOWNSHIP, MO (JEFFERSON COUNTY) – An officer was dragged by a vehicle after his arm got stuck in a car door during a drug-related arrest Friday.
According to KSDK, the incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. when a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy went to investigate a scene on the Morse Mill River access road. During the investigation, one of the people involved in the incident was discovered to have a warrant out for drug possession.
After the officer attempted to make an arrest, the suspect started his vehicle and began driving, trapping the deputy’s arm in the space between the car frame and the door itself.
The deputy ran alongside the vehicle during the drive, though it is unclear at what point his arm was released.
The suspect collided with the officer’s vehicle then continued driving in the eastbound lanes of Highway 30, leading officials on a pursuit. He was apprehended near Cedar Hill and taken into police custody.
It appears that the officer was not seriously injured in the accident.
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