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Police identify wanted man accused of dragging Philly officer 200 feet during traffic stop - fox29.com
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Police identify wanted man accused of dragging Philly officer 200 feet during traffic stop
Eddy Brito-Almonte, 20, is wanted for several charges including aggravated assault, assault by vehicle, weapons offenses and fleeing police.  PHILADELPHIA - Authorities identified a man who they believe was behind the wheel of a Tesla when a Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer was dragged 200 feet during a traffic stop Monday night in Wissinoming.Eddy Brito-Almonte, 20, is wanted for several charges including aggravated assault, assault by vehicle, weapons offenses and fleeing police. Investigators say on Monday night the driver of a silver Tesla was pulled over by police near the intersection of Charles Street and Cheltenham Avenue for traffic violations. After inspecting the driver's license and registration, investigators say one of the officers noticed a gun on the passenger's seat and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. Video obtained by FOX 29 shows a suspected hit-and-run driver moments after he allegedly struck a Philadelphia police officer. Investigators later recovered the vehicle, a Tesla, but they are still looking for the driver and encouraged him to turn himself in.That's when police say the driver suddenly put the car in reverse and dragged the officer approximately 100 feet, then put the car in driver and dragged him another 100 feet forward. The officer was shaken from the vehicle and the driver fled the scene, according to police.
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