Drunken driver drags Chicago bike cop 30 feet
Pick-up truck driver tries to get away after officer asks to see driver's license
An alleged drunken driver apparently dragged a Chicago police officer along for 30 feet after the officer, who was on a bike patrol, attempted to stop him for a traffic violation.
The incident took place on Saturday evening on the city’s Lake Shore Drive when according to police, the driver, 37-year-old Rogue Dooley of Gary, Indiana, made an illegal u-turn in his pick-up truck.
An officer flashed the lights on his bike, similar to those on a squad car, to get the driver to stop, but when he asked to see his driver’s license, Dooley reportedly took off, according to a report on the Examiner.com, dragging the policeman and his bike 30 feet along the road.
The officer escaped with road rash and bruises, and colleagues in patrol cars quickly caught up with Dooley, who failed a sobriety test and has since pretty much had not so much the book as the entire library thrown at him, with a charge sheet comprising aggravated battery to a police officer, driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving while never issued with a driver’s license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, transporting/carrying alcohol, aggravated fleeing from police and failure to obey a police order.