Yuma officer dragged by car during traffic stop

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The Yuma Police Department says an officer was dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop on 4th Avenue.

At about 3:35 pm on July 13, an officer leaned into the vehicle to stop the driver from swallowing an unknown substance but the vehicle drove off with the officer still halfway inside.

The officer was able to free himself and then called in about the incident.

About half and hour later, the vehicle was found on E. 32nd Street and the suspect was taken into custody, according to police.

If anyone has information regarding this case, please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 783-4421 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

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