CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer was injured Saturday night, after being dragged by a minivan that fled a traffic stop in the Gresham neighborhood.
Police said officers stopped a minivan for traffic violations near 76th and Wentworth around 8:35 p.m. As the officers approached the vehicle, the driver refused to get out, and sped off.READ MORE: Community Leaders Try To Find Home For Mural Dedicated To Murdered Young Activist
One of the officers was pinned between the passenger’s side door and the minivan, and was dragged more than a quarter mile before the minivan crashed into a pole at 76th and Eggleston, according to police.READ MORE: Memorial Held For Beloved Barber Gunned Down On The Job In Lawndale
The officer who was dragged was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.MORE NEWS: Goodman Theater Opens For The First Time In More Than A Year
The driver was taken into custody. Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene.