CHP Officer Dragged 1,000 Feet After Traffic Stop on I-80 in San Francisco

A California Highway Patrol officer was dragged 1,000 feet after a woman attempted to flee a traffic stop late Friday on the approach to the Bay Bridge, police said.

Officer K. Spears stopped a red Jeep on I-80 and the driver, later identified as Nicole Kristine Wade of Pittsburgh, presented him with a California driver's license that did not belong to her, according to police. 

Spears asked Wade to exit the vehicle, which also had two other adult passengers and a child inside, and asked for additional information when Wade walked back to her car and attempted to flee the scene, police said.

Wade accelerated the car with Spears who attempted to stop her still partially in the vehicle. 

"Wade turned the vehicle to the left and side swiped a white Honda Civic as Officer Spears was hanging outside the driver’s side door," police said in a statement.

Officer Spears eventually was able to stop the vehicle after it collided with the side of the bridge rail and broke the front axle. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Two other vehicles were struck by the fleeing suspect, police said.

Wade was booked into San Francisco County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, reckless evading, resisting arrest, giving false information to a Peace Officer, and felony driving under the influence causing bodily injury, according to police.

The two adult passengers were released and the minor was turned over to Child Protective Service, police said.

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