Officer Dragged 3 Blocks During Traffic Stop

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Apr 1, 2013  |  Updated 3:07 PM EDT
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Officer Dragged 3 Blocks During Traffic Stop

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A Philadelphia Police officer suffered minor injuries after being dragged for several blocks during a traffic stop Sunday night.

The officer, who hasn't been identified, pulled over a car around 7:20 p.m. on the 3100 block of G Street in Kensington.

The police officer had heard screaming coming from the nearby car so he pulled the driver over.

Police say a male driver and a female passenger were inside. As the officer began to speak to them, the male driver allegedly accelerated, dragging the officer for three blocks before he managed to let go.

The injured officer was taken to Episcopal Hospital where he was treated for scrapes and cuts on his left hand as well as pain in his lower back.

Naim Woodley, 20, and the unidentified woman were later stopped and apprehended by a nearby officer.

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He was arraigned Monday on charges including aggravated assault and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $250,000, according to court records.

Woodley was due in court Wednesday on an unrelated DUI charge and next week on assault and robbery charges, according to court documents.

Earlier in the day, another Philly police officer was hurt after an alleged drunk driver crashed into her police cruiser. That officer only suffered minor injuries.

 


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