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Woman arrested after hitting, dragging cop in traffic stop: police

Chicago Police officers wait Monday night outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital for word about fellow officer who was hit by car

Chicago Police officers wait Monday night outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital for word about a fellow officer who was hit by a car and dragged during a South Side traffic stop. | Dom Najolia~Sun-Times

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Updated: June 15, 2013 6:38AM



A woman was arrested Monday night after she allegedly hit a Chicago Police officer with her vehicle and dragged her during a traffic stop Monday night on the South Side.

The officer, who has been on the force for at least five years, was sitting up and talking at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

The incident started about 9:10 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Kerfoot, when Gresham District police pulled over a vehicle for traffic violation, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

As police approached, the driver hit the officer in the face and then sped off, striking the officer with the vehicle and dragging her, Alfaro said.

“It could have been a lot worse,” said Gaines, speaking from Northwestern Hospital on Monday night. About a dozen police cars had escorted the officer’s ambulance to the hospital.

Area South detectives were investigating, and charges were pending against the driver.



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