HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — Police say an 87-year-old driver dragged a New Hampshire police officer about 20 feet after she was stopped for not having any headlights on.
WMUR-TV reports police say Beatrice Yergeau became “irate” with an officer in Hooksett after he opened her car door Thursday. He called for assistance; Officer Erin Minihan responded and spoke with her.
Police say Yergeau shut her door and started to drive off, pinning Minihan and dragging her. Minihan freed herself, ran to the passenger side, reached in and put the car in park.
Yergeau was released on a summons to appear in court Feb. 10 on charges of disobeying an officer, reckless driving and driving without headlights on. Yergeau said Friday “that’s what they tell me” in response to the allegations; she said she didn’t have a lawyer.