Pa. Officer Dragged 50 Feet by Car During Stop

Police in Midway, Washington County, are investigating after an officer was dragged by a car on Wednesday night.


MIDWAY BOROUGH, Pa. --

A Midway borough police officer in Washington County was dragged by a car on Wednesday night at the borough park.

According to police reports, the officer spotted two men and two women loitering at a pavilion in the park, and those people started running to a silver four-door sedan when the officer approached them.

When the officer tried to stop one of the men from getting into the car, police said a struggle started.

The other man, who was in the driver's seat, started to drive away while the police officer was still struggling with the other man in the back seat of the car, police said.

Police said the officer was dragged more than 50 feet before he was able to get out of the vehicle. He was not injured.

State police are investigating. No arrests have been announced.

Channel 4 Action News reporter Keith Jones spoke with two neighbors who said it isn't uncommon for people to loiter around the park.

"There's always people down there, usually after hours, but the cops chase them out," Amanda Cagnon said.

"They tend to break up the picnic tables, climb up into the rafters, a lot of graffiti, ruining the boat that's down there for the other children," Jeanine Adams said.

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