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Police officer injured during traffic stop

Posted at 2:45 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 20:32:59-04

A police officer was injured during a traffic stop on Wednesday.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. near Desert Inn Road and Decatur Boulevard.

Investigators say that a patrol car was conducting a stop of a vehicle for a broken tail light.  

When the patrol officer approached the car, the female driver took off, resulting in the officer being dragged a short distance. The officer suffered minor injuries to his hand, but was not transported.

Metro police say one of their officers suffered minor injuries this afternoon. He had pulled a woman over during a traffic stop, but she took off, dragging the officer with her.

Posted by Marissa Kynaston on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

There was a short chase that ended near the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Arville Street. The female driver has been taken into custody.
Action News is working to gather more information. Check back for updates.