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.

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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.

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The officer who was dragged was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for evaluation. Police said his injuries were minor.

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Police recovered a weapon from the minivan. Charges against the driver were pending Tuesday morning.