On Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona, a man who was suspected of driving under the influence, fled as he was stopped by police, dragging an officer for several blocks before ending in a car accident.
Phoenix Police Department officials stated that the incident started when at about 12:30 a.m. in the afternoon, two officers stopped the suspect, 31-year-old Hayden Daughters, on suspicion of DUI.
As they were conducting the investigation, Daughters got back in his vehicle and sped off.
One of the officers held on to the driver through the window and was reportedly dragged for several blocks until the car crashed with a parked vehicle, a fence, and a tree.
Both Daughters and the officer were thrown from the vehicle during the car wreck.
The police officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, and he was later released.
Phoenix police officials have said that Daughters is now being held and faces charges of aggravated DUI, failure to stop, aggravated assault, unlawful flight, and resisting arrest.
It is not yet known whether Daughters was treated at a hospital before being released into police custody.
As a car accident lawyer in Phoenix, it is incredible to see the lengths that people will go to when attempting to run from the authorities.
In doing something so reckless, knowing the officers health was at risk, this is truly a unacceptable act.
Our Phoenix car accident law firm will keep you updated on the incident as more news becomes available.