EUCLID, Ohio — A man faces charges after grabbing a police detective and driving off with him partially in his car during an arrest Friday.
According to Euclid police, it happened about 1 p.m. in the 20900 block of Lakewood Boulevard.
The narcotics detective found an adult male sitting behind the wheel of a car in a parking lot. When the detective attempted to pull him out to arrest him, the suspect resisted, grabbing the detective and pulling him partially into the car before driving off, according to police.
The car went eastbound on Lakeland Boulevard while the detective and suspect struggled inside the vehicle. The detective was able to grab the steering wheel and steer the car off the road, where it hit a tree.
The detective was thrown from the car as it came to a stop.
"They're out there doing their job and it's a shame that he got hurt," an unidentified witness said.
The officer was taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, and the suspect was arrested at the scene.
"It happened so fast. I seen one car and then like 15 peace officers behind him," the witness said.
The incident is still under investigation.