Laurel police officer seriously injured after being run over, dragged

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Laurel police officer seriously injured after being run over, dragged

A police officer in Louisiana is in critical condition after police say a suspect ran over him with a vehicle and dragged him during an attempted traffic stop.

The officer was dragged 100 feet early Sunday morning by police in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Lafayette police spokeswoman Sgt said officers tried to stop a car that was driving recklessly downtown around 1: 30 a.m. Robin Green said in a news release.

Green said the driver sped away but ran into a roadblock. He then reversed and struck the officer. An officer shot at the car but no one was struck.

Green said the officer who was run over had severe injuries, though he was stable.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting an officer with force and operating while intoxicated.