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Florida man drags officer with car after marijuana is found

June 19, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges after police say he dragged an officer who had found marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

WKMG-TV reports 25-year-old Zavier Askew is accused of dragging Orlando Police Department officer Sean Murphy.

Authorities say Askew was initially stopped for missing his passenger window. Murphy searched inside the vehicle and found marijuana, asking Askew to step out. The body camera video shows Askew running back to jump in the driver’s seat as Murphy tries to stop him.

The arrest affidavit says the vehicle hit high speeds. The chase ended when Askew traveled down a dead-end road and hit another car. Askew was arrested after the May 9 incident and tackled to the ground.

No attorney was listed for Askew in jail records.

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Information from: WKMG-TV, http://www.local6.com/index.html

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