RALEIGH, N.C. — A man was arrested after authorities said he drove off during a traffic stop, dragging two North Carolina police officers.
WTVD reported that the suspect was pulled over outside of a gas station in Raleigh on Friday night.
Police said they were investigating a vehicle that did not have a license plate displayed and they saw drug paraphernalia.
Authorities said the suspect was asked to step out of the car, but instead began to drive away, dragging the two officers a short distance. No serious injuries were reported.
Police later arrested 62-year-old Joseph Mederious Craveiro. He has been charged with with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing to elude arrest, and resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.
The suspect was placed in the Wake County Detention Center.