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Massachusetts State Trooper dragged 100 feet during traffic stop in Fall River



A Massachusetts State Trooper was injured during a traffic stop that took place in Fall River.

According to Dave Procopio of Massachusetts State Police, early this morning a Massachusetts State Trooper was dragged by a car after conducting a motor vehicle stop in Fall River. The Trooper, who is assigned to the midnight shift out of the State Police-Dartmouth Barracks, was treated at a hospital for injuries and then returned for the rest of his shift to continue the investigation into the incident.

At 12:30 a.m. the Trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop at Pleasant at 17th streets in Fall River. The reason for the stop was a motor vehicle violation.

As the Trooper was standing beside the car, speaking to the female operator, the operator began to drive away. The Trooper reached into the vehicle in an attempt to prevent the suspect from fleeing and was dragged approximately 100 feet before becoming disengaged from the car. The suspect fled from the scene.

The Trooper was examined and treated at St. Luke’s Hospital for related injuries; he was discharged around 4:00 a.m. and returned to his shift to continue the investigation and identify and locate the suspect.

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