Woman Accused of DUI, Dragging Police Officer

Woman Accused of DUI, Dragging Police Officer

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) -- A Murray woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly dragged a police officer with her car.

South Jordan Police Sergeant Dan Starks says officer Sam Winkler was NOT seriously injured in the incident.

Starks says Winkler and another officer were responding to a minor traffic accident early Sunday morning on the southbound I-15 onramp at 7200 South. That's when police noticed a nearby parked car up the ramp.

Starks says Winkler approached her to see if she had been involved in the accident, but instead found she had been drinking. Police say the woman and her boyfriend, who had been driving, apparently gotten into a fight. Starks says the boyfriend had pulled over and walked away, leaving the woman and her 18-month-old child in the car.

Winkler told the woman NOT to drive. But when he went to pull the keys out of the ignition, the woman started driving. Police say the officer was dragged about 30 yards at no more than ten miles-per-hour.

Police say the woman did eventually stop the car. She now faces several charges.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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