Orange County

Police: Downtown Orlando bike officer dragged by driver fleeing traffic stop

ORLANDO, Fla. — A downtown Orlando bike officer was injured Wednesday after police said they were dragged by a driver who attempted to flee a traffic stop.

Orlando police said the bike officer made the traffic stop in the 100 block of North Orange Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Officers said the driver was outside of his vehicle, but refused to cooperate and a struggle ensued.


Officers said the driver was able to get back in his car and drove away from the scene, dragging the bike officer along with him.

Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. Officers said the driver ran from that scene before officers caught up with him shortly after.

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Police said both the driver and officer were transported to local hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

Orange Avenue was shut down briefly while the scene was cleared.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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