Suspect quits sobriety test, drags Missouri trooper with car in St. Charles

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by Brendan Marks / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 20 at 3:54 AM

(KMOV) – Police say a man was arrested after dragging a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop in St. Charles early Thursday morning.

Marc Staszcuk, 42, has been charged with vehicular assault on law enforcement officer while intoxicated and resisting arrest by creating a risk of serious injury to another person.

Police say a 26-year-old female trooper pulled over a 1991 red Toyota Celica for suspicion of DWI on eastbound Interstate 70 near First Capitol Dr. around 2:20 a.m.

Authorities say the driver, Staszcuk , was doing a field sobriety test when he started walking way and got in his vehicle.

The trooper tried reaching into the car to turn off the ignition, but Staszcuk accelerated,  dragging the trooper for “some time,” according to Sgt. Al Nothum. She was transported to the hospital and later released.

Police put a vehicle description out, and St. Peters police spotted the Toyota on Highway 79 at Salt River Rd.

Staszcuk was taken into custody without incident.

 

 

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