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Fla. Cop Dragged Alongside Corvette

June 18, 2012  | 

A Plant City (Fla.) PD police officer was dragged about 10 feet by a Corvette she had pulled over early Saturday.

The driver of the 2001 Corvette dragged Officer DeeDee Gregory after she reached into his car to turn off the vehicle. The officer had pulled over Kevin Wade Dubose, 33, who appeared drunk, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

The officer wasn't badly injured.

Comments (5)

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RAL @ 6/18/2012 6:36 PM

She and her FTO should both do some days off. You NEVER NEVER NEVER reach into the car!! Glad she wasn't badly hurt.

Tom Ret @ 6/18/2012 7:02 PM

As this officer found out, it can be a bad idea to reach through the window when the suspect can drive off. It is better to let him drive off than her becoming a hood ornament. Officers need to learn that suspects often do the unexpected.

MGC @ 6/19/2012 4:32 AM

As stated, NEVER,NEVER,NEVER,NEVER,NEVER reach into a vehicle to turn off an engine, the radio, a heater, gps. NEVER!!!!

Bob @ 6/19/2012 7:51 AM

You never reach into a vehicle to turn the ignition. This was told to me back in 1971, when I first got on the job, and it is still repeated to officers today.

ladylaw115 @ 6/21/2012 2:24 AM

I'm sorry this happened and hope the officer was not hurt badly. The tragic part of this is it all could have been avoided. I don't know how many times I have heard of this happening. As everyone else has already stated NEVER reach into a vehicle. How are we NOT learning these lessons from others.

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