Milton police officer injured when suspect slams door on fingers, drives off
A Milton police officer was injured today when a suspect drove off with the officer’s fingers stuck in the driver’s side door, Milton Police Deputy Chief Charles Paris said.
Paris said the officer, whose name was not released, was being treated at a Boston area hospital for her injuries, which include at least one broken finger.
He said the incident began when another Milton officer pulled over a car in East Milton Square for a traffic violation. The injured officer arrived to back up her colleague, Paris said.
As police checked out the driver, the front seat passenger, pushed the driver out of the vehicle, Paris said.
The injured officer went up to the driver’s side to investigate and put her hand near the door. At that point, the suspect slammed the door on the officer’s fingers, trapping her. The suspect then started driving off, with the officer running alongside.
After a short distance, the officer managed to free herself from the car.
Milton police tried to capture the suspect, but he managed to drive into Boston and avoid capture.
The original driver is under arrest and charged with operating after license revocation. The original driver’s name wasn’t immediately available.John R. Ellement can be reached at email@example.com.
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