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Officer dragged by vehicle 30 feet while attempting to take woman into custody


A Burlington police officer was dragged by a car about 30 feet while attempting to arrest a woman who had multiple warrants for her arrest Saturday afternoon.

At about 12 p.m., an officer contacted a 29-year-old woman driving a pickup truck in the 900 block of South Burlington Boulevard.

When the officer attempted to take the woman into custody, she drove away in her truck, dragging the officer on the ground behind the car for aboout 30 feet.

More police responded and attempted to help the officer being dragged by the vehicle. They attempted to stop the truck, which then continued to accelerate, then ran a red light and hit another car that had two passengers inside.

When officers went to give aid to those passengers, the suspect fled in the truck.

One passenger, a 78-year-old woman, and the 31-year-old officer who was dragged by the truck were transported to Skagit Valley Hospital.

The suspect in the case is still at large, and officers are looking for her truck. The car is a black 1996 Dodge pickup truck with chrome rims and small orange lights across the cab. The Washington license plate is C30214F. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department.

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