Authorities say two officers have been treated at a hospital after being dragged by a car in Lincoln.
According to Lincoln Police Captain Genelle Moore, just before midnight Sunday night, officer Matt Fisher made a traffic stop in the driveway of Goodyear Tire store at 20th and Cornhusker. As a back up, another officer, Aaron Beasley arrived at the stop as well.
Moore said, the driver gave a false name and when asked to get out of the car, he refused. Moore says officers smashed a window to get to the man, who then drove off. Fisher was knocked to the ground.
"They're just two officers doing their job and this happened this evening." - Captain Genelle Moore
Using his radio, Fisher called for help and reported Beaslee was hanging onto the car as it accelerated east on Cornhusker. Beaslee was finally able to get away from the car when it slowed down, falling off near 31st and Cornhusker, nearly 10 blocks from the original traffic stop.
Another officer hearing the call, spotted the car near 27th and Cornhusker and gave chase, just before Beaslee fell from the car.
Captain Moore said the officer chased the car to about 44th and Cornhusker but terminated the pursuit due to speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour.
Moore says both officers were treated for their injuries and released from Bryan West. Both men suffered mostly scrapes to their legs.
According to Moore, the suspect is known to police and has been identified. Efforts are currently underway to locate and arrest him on a number of charges