Authorities in Florida reported the arrest of a woman suspected of dragging a sheriff’s deputy from her vehicle after a traffic stop early Saturday morning.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, 29-year-old Amber Marie Griffin is accused of driving a silver Kia Rio along U.S. 301 in Riverview shortly after midnight with an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court.
A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy initiated a traffic stop and at one point “took measures to remove Griffin from the vehicle,” according to police reports.
It was then that the driver allegedly drove off, dragging the deputy from the SUV a short distance.
After searching for the suspect, authorities located Griffin at her boyfriend’s home in Gibsonton.
Brian Keith Chesser was also arrested on suspicion of assisting and harboring Griffin.
The deputy sustained abrasions to his hands before he was able to work himself free of the vehicle’s door after about 20 feet.
Griffin reportedly gave chase on foot at Chesser’s home when authorities arrived on Sunday afternoon.
Officers pursued her before they were ultimately able to track her down with the use of K-9 deputies.
She is expected to face charges including aggravated battery on an office with a deadly weapon, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and resisting arrest.
[Featured image: Amber Marie Griffin, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]