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Boynton Beach officer injured during traffic stop

Posted: 10:02 AM, Jan 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-17 15:05:10Z
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Boynton Beach police say an officer was injured while conducting a traffic stop not long after midnight this week.

The female officer had stopped a silver Cadillac near Miner Road and Ocean Parkway, a police report said. The male driver jumped out of the car, had a brief conversation with the officer and then tried to leave in his vehicle, according to police.

The report said there was struggle between the pair and the officer tried to use her Taser but it did not have the expected outcome.

The driver got in the Cadillac and ended up dragging the officer about 300 feet, police said.

"Yes, after dragging the officer, she was able to free herself from the vehicle but the suspect continued driving away at a high rate of speed," a Boynton Beach police spokesperson said.

Investigators have identified the man but it's not clear if he has been arrested.

The officer was treated at a hospital for her injuries. Her condition was not released.