New London

New London Police Officer Dragged By Car

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A New London police officer was dragged by a car after a driver took off Tuesday morning.

It happened on Westomere Terrace around 6:15 a.m.

The officer asked the driver, later identified as 25-year-old Kyndrel Dawson, to get out of the car, but he instead drove away, dragging the officer for about a block, according to police.

Dawson was spotted by Groton Town Police a short time later and ran off on foot along I-95 before finally being taken into custody. He is being held on $250,000 bond.

A woman in the car with Dawson was also taken into custody.

The officer, who is a veteran of the department, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

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