Police Officer Dragged By Fleeing Suspect's Car

CLEVELAND – In a weird twist of events, a Cleveland police officer was dragged by the car of a motorist whom he had just pulled over for speeding, 19/43 News' Wendy Gillette reported.

When police officer James Hoag pulled over a speeding driver, little did he know that he'd soon be hanging on for dear life.

The incident started it all started on a lonely stretch of Kirby Avenue on Cleveland's east side.

Hoag was monitoring traffic when police said that he clocked a car going 40 mph in a 25-mph zone. He flipped on his siren and lights, and pulled over the car.

When the driver said that he had no identification, Hoag asked him to get out. Police said that Hoag grabbed the driver's arms when he looked like he was stepping out, but then he took off, and Hoag's belt was stuck in the door.

Hoag ordered the driver to stop, but he wouldn't.

Police said that Hoag then put his gun next to the suspect, pointed it down and fired twice. The officer fell to the pavement, and saw the car turn right on Coit Road.

Hoag was OK. He radioed a description of the suspect into headquarters, and after a short while, 19-year-old Rayshawn Robinson showed up at Huron Road Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left hip. Officers arrested him on the spot.

Robinson's next stop will be the county jail.

Robinson was charged with felonious assault against a police officer. Police officials said that he also had several other warrants out for his arrest.