Massachusetts State Police trooper dragged about 100 feet by car in Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said Tuesday a trooper was dragged by a car after conducting a motor vehicle stop in Fall River.

The incident happened at about 12:30 a.m. at Pleasant at 17th streets.

Police said the trooper pulled over the car for a motor vehicle violation.

While the trooper was standing next to the car, the driver — only identified as a woman — started to drive away, said police.

The trooper, according to police, reached into the car to try to prevent the woman from fleeing. He was then dragged about 100 feet before he let go of the car.

The woman fled the scene.

Police said the trooper was evaluated and treated at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was discharged and returned to his shift.

No further information was immediately released.

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