Officer dragged after driver takes off

Officer dragged after driver takes off

RAVENNA, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an incident that occurred on SR 225 in Atwater Township, Portage County on Saturday, February 6th at 7:24 p.m.

During a traffic stop on SR 225, just north of the Stark County line, as Sergeant Greene was speaking to the driver, the driver started his engine.

Sergeant Greene tried to stop him, but the driver took off and he was dragged for over 50 feet.

He went back to his patrol car and initiated a pursuit which traveled south for approximately 6 miles, before was over.

Sergeant Greene was treated and released for minor injuries.

An arrest warrant has been obtained for the driver.

The incident remains under investigation.

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