Fla. officer dragged half a mile by fleeing suspect's vehicle

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Cabrera continued to try and get away, but police say he was slowed by traffic, and he eventually surrendered. Cusack approached the auto, put on some gloves expecting to go through drugs in the vehicle and then asked for the driver's ID when the driver woke up.

His shoes and uniform were 'shredded from being dragged along the roadway, ' according to a police report obtained by NBC New York.

But the driver, later identified as 38-year-old Thomas Cabrera, instead gunned the engine and took off, with Cusack hanging outside the Honda. A clear bag with an unknown substance were also spotted inside the vehicle. Cusack's body camera captured the incident.

A FLORIDA cop got dragged for about half a mile by a vehicle before police were led on a chase and arrested the driver.

Other officers pursued the driver in a high-speed chase that reached over 100 miles per hour before they were able to apprehend him.

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Police approached the vehicle with their guns drawn and arrested Cabrera and the female passenger. He was given immediate care by Fire-Rescue officials who'd spotted the officer as he clung to the vehicle and quickly taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Cabrera was arrested on suspicion of committing attempted murder of a law enforcement officer; fleeing and eluding; driving with a suspended license and reckless driving.

Police said he admitted that he and his fiance were doing heroin and cocaine in the vehicle before Cusack woke him up.

The incident began when Cusack, a 20-year veteran of the Pembroke Pines police force, responded to a local resident's call about two people passed out inside a auto, ABC-affiliate KABC reported.