Orlando officer holds on for dear life after suspect flees in car

Posted at 10:02 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 10:06:19-04

ORLANDO, Fla.-- It was just past one in the morning May 9 when Orlando police officer Sean Murphy says he noticed marijuana residue inside Zavier Askew's car.

Police got him out and searched the inside. And when they finished, Askew made a run to get away.

Officer Murphy says the car reached speeds of 60 miles per hour with his legs hanging out of the car.

Investigators say Askew hit a parked car at a dead end. They say officer Murphy had to tuck his legs inside car to avoid getting pinned.

Other officers arrive, removed Askew from the car, and arrested him.

Askew faces several charges including attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and kidnapping.

He's being held in the Orange County Jail with no bond.