PHOENIX - Phoenix police have identified the man who dragged an officer for several blocks with his vehicle after he was pulled over for allegedly driving drunk.
The incident happened around 12:45 a.m. near 34th Place and Glenrosa Avenue.
Two officers had just pulled over 31-year-old Hayden Daughters for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to Sgt. Steve Martos with Phoenix police, the officer was talking to Daughters just before Daughters took off in his car with the officer still holding onto the window.
The officer was dragged for several blocks, and Daughters struck a parked car, a fence, and eventually a tree, Martos said.
Daughters and the officer were both thrown from the vehicle.
The officer reportedly suffered a head injury but is expected to be OK.
Another officer suffered non-life threatening injuries when Daughters’ vehicle struck him just as he was driving away, Martos said.
Daughters was in the hospital for a few days and was later booked into jail on charges of failure to stop for police, aggravated DUI, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and unlawful flight.
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