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Police officer in Louisiana run over, dragged by driver

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A police officer in Louisiana is in critical condition after police say a suspect ran over him with a vehicle and dragged him during an attempted traffic stop. Police in Lafayette, Louisiana say the officer was dragged 100 feet early Sunday morning. Sgt. Robin Green says officers had tried to stop a car that was driving recklessly downtown around 1:30 a.m. Green said the driver sped away but ran into a roadblock before reversing and striking the officer. An officer shot at the car but no one was struck. The driver was arrested.

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