Sheriff's Deputy Drug By Car During Pursuit

A Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering from injuries after a pursuit over the weekend. On May 4 at approximately 7:40 PM, an off duty Franklin County Deputy in his personal car observed erratic driving near the intersection of Hwy 50 and Hwy BB. The deputy began to follow the vehicle while contacting the Sheriff’s Office for assistance. The deputy reported the vehicle was crossing the center line and running off the road way. At one point, the vehicle drove in to a driveway, through a yard and back out on to the roadway. The vehicle eventually stopped near the intersection of Hwy A and 4 mile road. The deputy approached the vehicle, identified himself and ordered the driver out. The deputy attempted to shut the vehicle off when the driver accelerated. The deputy grabbed for the emergency brake handle at which time his arm became lodged. The driver drug the deputy approximately 20 feet until the deputy was able to release his arm in the middle of Hwy A. The deputy received moderate injuries to his arm. The driver left going South on Hwy A at a high rate of speed. Since the deputy was in a private vehicle he did not pursue but advised Communications of the direction of travel. A short time later, Washington Police reported they had the vehicle stopped in their city on Hwy A. The deputy drove to their location and identified the subject. He was taken in to custody for driving while intoxicated and assaulting law enforcement. He is identified as a white male, age 29 from Washington.

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