ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP/KMOV) -- A trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol is OK after being dragged a short distance after a traffic stop.
The trooper's name was not released. Patrol spokesman Al Nothum says he was not seriously injured.
The incident began when a driver was pulled over for a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 70 in St. Charles County. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that when the trooper reached into the car, the motorist sped off, dragging the trooper a short distance.
A chase began, ending near Lambert Airport in St. Louis County. The patrol says a 24-year-old Carlos Perry, from St. Louis, was arrested for numerous traffic violations, resisting arrest, felony drug possession, and assault on a law enforcement officer.
Perry was transported to the St. Charles County Jail.
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