Two Officers Briefly Dragged While Making Arrest

Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:14 PM by Associated Press

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS - Two suburban St. Louis police officers are nursing injuries after being dragged briefly by a sport utility vehicle.

One Maryland Heights officer was treated at a hospital for a leg injury. The other had abrasions and scrapes but was not hospitalized.

The incident happened about 7 a.m. Friday as the officers were trying to arrest a motorist. The driver put the vehicle in reverse and drove away, briefly dragging the officers.

The suspect was captured a short time later and is expected to face charge of assaulting police officers and other charges.

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