Washington police officer dragged 30 feet by car, authorities say

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

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At about 12 p.m., a Burlington Police officer contacted a 29-year-old woman driving a pickup truck. The woman had warrants for her arrest.

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 about 30 feet.

More police responded and attempted to help the officer. 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.

As 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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