Fla. Bike Officer Dragged by Car after Struggle with Driver

Nov. 17, 2022
After fighting with a driver he had stopped, an Orlando Police Department bike officer was dragged by the fleeing man's vehicle before he lost control and crashed into a tree.

A police officer was dragged by a driver who fled during a traffic stop, Florida police said.

The officer, who was riding a bicycle, stopped the driver at around 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 16, according to the Orlando Police Department.

The driver was outside of the vehicle when “a struggle ensued,” according to a statement from a police spokesperson.

The driver then got into the car and started to flee the scene, but the officer became entangled with the vehicle and was dragged, the statement says.

“The driver lost control of the vehicle with the officer still attached and crashed into a tree,” the statement says.

Officers who responded to the scene chased the driver on foot and arrested them.

Police did not name the driver or specify any charges against them.

Both the driver and the officer were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.


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