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Police: Driver dragged trooper following traffic stop

June 6, 2018

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — Police say a man dragged a state trooper with his car after he was pulled over in Delaware.

State Police said Wednesday in a statement that the trooper was treated and released from a hospital. The driver was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer and related counts.

Police said the incident occurred late Tuesday afternoon in Seaford, which is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of the Maryland border.

Police said the driver initially provided a false name before driving forward, entangling the trooper’s arm in the steering wheel. The trooper attempted to use his Taser before the vehicle stopped and a struggle ensued.

Police said a brief foot chase followed before 29-year-old Brandon T. Showell was arrested. He was wanted on robbery charges.

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