Police injured as driver flees traffic stop with officer’s hand trapped inside window

Kimberly Dole
September 30, 2019 - 12:47 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  Police are searching for a driver that injured an NYPD officer in Staten Island Sunday night after fleeing during a traffic stop with the officer’s hand caught in the driver’s side window.

An NYPD spokesman said the officer pulled over a black Mercedes-Benz for excessive tint near the intersection of John Street and Innis Street in Port Richmond just after 10 p.m.

The officer noticed the smell of marijuana upon approaching the car, and the spokesman said the driver became angry and rolled up the driver-side window, trapping the officers hand inside.

According to the spokesperson, the officer had to break free by breaking the vehicle's window, adding that the officer's foot was also run over by the car.

The officer also sustained minor injuries from the window's glass shards and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.

The NYPD is seeking 24-year-old Alexandra Goode for questioning in connection to an incident two weeks ago where another officer suffered a minor wrist injury during a traffic stop when the motorist allegedly fled the scene with the officer’s arm still stuck in the window.

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