CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer was dragged by a minivan early Tuesday, when a driver tried to flee a traffic stop in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.
Police said officers pulled over a minivan around 12:30 a.m. near 59th and Western. During the stop, officers spotted a weapon on the floor of the back seat, and when they questioned the driver, he tried to drive away.READ MORE: United Center Welcoming Back Fans For First Time In Over A Year For Bulls Home Game
The fleeing minivan dragged an officer down Western Avenue before crashing into a furniture store. The driver tried to run away after crashing, but was arrested after a short chase.READ MORE: 3 Killed In Black Powder Explosion At Starved Rock State Park
The officer who was dragged was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for evaluation. Police said his injuries were minor.MORE NEWS: Boil Order Lifted For Beverly, Morgan Park, Roseland After Outage At Pumping Station
Police recovered a weapon from the minivan. Charges against the driver were pending Tuesday morning.