The Wellesley Police Department says an officer was dragged about 15 feet on Saturday night by a car after a suspect began driving away when the officer tried to take him into custody.
The incident happened just after 7pm when the officer stopped a driver operating a silver 2017 Nissan Altima on Rte. 9 at Rte. 128. It turned out the vehicle was stolen out of Delaware, and when the officer tried to take the suspect into custody, a struggle ensured and the suspect began driving east on Rte. 9, dragging the officer.
The officer freed himself, and was later taken to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is wanted by the Wellesley Police Department for various motor vehicle related charges, assault and battery on a police officer with a dangerous weapon, and resisting arrest.
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