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: 17-Year-Old Boy Killed, 4 Injured In Evanston Shooting; Police Believe Shooting Was Targeted
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: Woman Dead, Child Among 3 Injured After House Fire In Clearing
The officer who was dragged was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Chilly Wind Monday Night
The driver was taken into custody. Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene.