MIAMI SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – A Miami Springs officer is in the hospital with serious injuries after authorities say he was dragged two hundred feet by a motorist while conducting a traffic stop.
According to Miami Springs Police Spokesperson Ofc. Janice Simon, the motorcycle officer pulled over a car driven by a 15-year-old in the area of 32nd Avenue and S. River Drive. As the officer approached the car, the suspect somehow got a hold of and dragged the officer approximately 200 feet at 60-70 miles per hour before dropping him.READ MORE: Lauderhill Man Shot, Killed Intruder Who Climbed Through Window Of Home
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The suspect fled on foot but was later arrested by Miami-Dade Police officers in a container yard at 2145 NW 32nd Avenue. He was turned over to Miami Springs Police officers for processing.
The injured officer was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital where he is said to be in serious condition.MORE NEWS: Two Cyclists Killed On Rickenbacker Causeway, Not First Time Its Happened
Miami Springs Police have not released the name injured officer. CBS4 News did not release the name of the suspect due to his age.