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Officer Recovering, After Being Dragged By Car
WHITEHALL (James Jackson) -- Tonight, Whitehall police say one of their officers is recovering, after a woman dragged him through a parking lot with her car and led police on a chase, before crashing. The incident started at Walmart, on Main Street, just after 8.
Police say the officer went up to the woman, who he thought stole some something from the store. That's when they say she hit the gas and took off.
Officers say they chased the woman to Broad Street, by Town & Country Shopping Center, where she crashed into a power pole.
The policemen, who was working special duty, was taken to Mount Carmel East. He has injuries to his leg, but is expected to be okay. His name has not been released.
The woman, whose name also has not been released, was taken to Grant Hospital, in stable condition. She'll be charged with assault on a police officer once she's released.