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Video: Florida Officer Run Over by DUI Suspect

January 08, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Florida Officer Run Over by DUI Suspect

A Gulf Breeze, Fla., police officer was seriously injured Monday afternoon when he was run over by a motorist during a traffic stop, according to law enforcement officials.

About 2 p.m., Sgt. Kerstan Tatro stopped Amy Lee Giorgio, 30, after seeing her driving erratically near the south end of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, Gulf Breeze Chief of Police Robert Randle said. As Tatro was standing by Giorgio's driver's side window speaking to her, he reportedly noticed Giorgio trying to put her Lexus CV into gear.

Tatro reached into the window in an attempt to grab her car keys out of the ignition, Randle said. Giorgio accelerated with Tatro still partway in her window, carried him a short distance and ran him over when he fell from the vehicle's side.

Tatro was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. His arm was broken.

A motorist who saw the incident called 911 and followed Giorgio to the rear parking lot of the Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grande Hotel. The Pensacola Police Department arrived at the parking lot moments later and took Giorgio into custody.

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Ima Leprechaun @ 1/10/2015 10:32 PM

A Gulf Breeze police officer has broken arm after being dragged during a traffic stop. Police say Sergeant Kerstan Tatro pulled over Amy Giorgio for driving erratically yesterday (Monday). When he asked her to get out of the car, she took off dragging Tatro with her. "We have an officer that we're lucky to have alive. The driver was so impaired she could barely talk and she doesn't really have any clue what's happened." Investigators say they found crack pipes and syringes in Giorgio's car. She is charged with aggravated battery, fleeing and eluding, and driving under the influence. Gulf Breeze officer Kerstan Tatro is in fair condition. (Source WEAR-TV3 Pensacola)

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