Trooper dragged, injured during traffic stop in Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia State Patrol trooper suffered a head injury after being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop, authorities said.

The trooper pulled over a vehicle for a broken tail light, Georgia State Patrol spokesperson Franka Young said.

The trooper smelled marijuana and the driver was detained.

The trooper went back to the vehicle to speak with the passenger. The passenger reportedly climbed over the center console into the driver’s seat and took off, dragging the trooper.

The trooper fell from the vehicle and hit his head on the asphalt. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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