Car speeds off from traffic stop, taking Dayton officer with him

DAYTON — An officer was injured after a car sped off from a traffic stop with her inside the vehicle.

Around 10:05 officers attempted to stop a car for a traffic violation in the area of Bierce Avenue and South Torrence Street, according to Sgt. Danielle Cash with Dayton police.

After stopping the car, officers noted the male driver was acting unusual and tried to get him to step out of the car.

While trying to get him out, the man sped off with an officer pinned inside the car, according to Cash.

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The officer was able to tuck her legs up to prevent them from getting run over.

The suspect then crashed into a truck before crashing into a tree and running from the car on foot.

He was found hiding under a porch and had been bitten by a dog, Cash said.

Cash said she believes the injuries to the driver and the officer were minor and both are being evaluated at a local hospital.

Police said they are working to file charges against the driver.

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