(Groton, Conn./WTIC Radio) – A Groton town police officer is recovering after investigators say he was dragged while holding on to a suspect’s vehicle early this morning.

It started just before 4:00 a.m. Police conducting a motor vehicle stop pulled over 22-year-old Taj Dickerson for a faulty tail light.

They say there was a smell of marijuana coming from Dickerson’s vehicle.

They also say there was crack cocaine in the car.

Dickerson, according to police, was asked to remove a pitbull from the vehicle.

As they were attempting to arrest Dickerson, officers say he got back in his car and took off down Fort Hill Road dragging  Officer Tyler D’Angelo about a mile before he finally let go on Pequonnock Road.

Dickerson was later captured in New London.

He’s facing a slew of charges, including interfering with police, assault on an officer, reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint, and narcotics possession.

Bond was set at $500,000.


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