Police have charged a 26-year-old woman with attempted murder after she allegedly dragged a police officer with her car while fleeing a narcotics road stop in North Philadelphia, authorities said yesterday.
Police Officer Michael Harvey suffered a back injury in the incident, but it was not serious, said Capt. James Kelly, commander of the Narcotics Strike Force.
Police gave the following account:
About 8 p.m. Wednesday, strike force officers pulled over a car after the passenger was observed buying drugs.
The officers, in a marked car and wearing uniforms, approached the car and it suddenly sped off, with Harvey's glove getting caught on something inside.
The car dragged the officer for about 10 feet before he could free himself.
Marie Bush and her passenger, Latoya Clarke, were arrested when their car crashed into a parked vehicle in the 2400 block of North 19th Street.
Bush, also known as Tiffany Watson, of the 1900 block of Brunner Street in Nicetown, also was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, fleeing police, and driving under the influence.
Police said Bush had an outstanding arrest warrant.
Clarke was charged with possession of marijuana.