LAFAYETTE, La. — A Louisiana police officer is in critical condition after police say a suspect ran him over with a vehicle and dragged him while trying to stop traffic.
Lafayette, Louisiana police say the officer was dragged 100 feet early Sunday morning. Lafayette is about 80 kilometers west of Baton Rouge.
Officers had tried to stop a car that was driving recklessly downtown around 1:30 a.m., Lafayette police spokeswoman Sergeant said. Robin Green said in a press release.
Green said the driver fled but ran into a roadblock. He then backed up and rammed the officer. A policeman fired at the car but no one was hit.
Green said the officer who was run over had “serious” injuries, despite being stable.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of attempted first degree murder, driving a vehicle recklessly, resisting an officer with force, and driving while intoxicated.