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Video: Florida Man Drags Deputy With Car in Traffic Stop

Deputy Aaron Blais was taken to a hospital

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    Florida Cop Dragged by Man During Tense Traffic Stop

    Authorities say a Florida man faces attempted murder charges for dragging a sheriff deputy about 100 yards (91 meters) with his SUV during a traffic stop.

    (Published Sunday, June 30, 2019)

    Authorities say a Florida man faces attempted murder charges for dragging a sheriff deputy about 100 yards with his SUV during a traffic stop.

    Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma told news outlets 38-year-old Rocky Rudolph Jr. was shot in the leg by the officer during the Orlando-area incident. He fled on foot but was detained eight hours later and taken to a hospital.

    Deputy Aaron Blais was also taken to a hospital.

    Blais pulled Rudolph over Saturday in Lake Mary, Florida for illegal window tint and smelled marijuana. Lemma says Rudolph refused to turn off the SUV, and began driving while Blais grabbed the window. Blais pulled his gun out, radioed for backup, but Rudolph drove even further. Lemma says Blais fired into the car before falling off.

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    Police released footage of a mother who said she accidentally left her 5-month-old in a car for half an hour in a Goodyear, Arizona, parking lot when she, her sister and other daughter went into the store. Officers are heard on camera saying it was about 99 degrees outside. 

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019)