SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU/AP) - A California Highway Patrol officer suffered minor injury after he was dragged up to 1,000 feet on a San Francisco freeway.
CHP says the motorcycle officer stopped a Jeep Friday evening on eastbound I-80 near the 5th Street off ramp before he was dragged.
CHP Officer Vu Williams said Nicole Kristine Wade provided false identification and then drove off, while the female driver and officer wrestled for control of the steering wheel, dragging the officer, who suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say the Jeep struck two other cars before it stopped and the woman in her 30s was arrested. The officer hung on until the vehicle stopped.
A Sig-Alert was issued at 5:19 p.m. As of 6:35 p.m. all lanes were reported open with residual delays after right lanes had been blocked.
CHP says the driver of a suspect car had a child in it who was properly restrained and not injured. Child Protection Services was called in this case.
Wade was booked into the San Francisco County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, reckless driving, resisting arrest, giving false information to a Peace Officer and felony driving under the influence causing bodily injury.
Wade also had three outstanding warrants out of Contra Costa County. The warrants ranged from a no bail warrant to a $100,000 warrant.
Two adult passengers in the vehicle are not being charged at this time, but are being questioned. A passenger in one of the vehicles that was struck by the car as it tried to flee suffered non-life threatening injury.
No further information was immediately available.
Fortunately, our motorcycle officer suffered only minor injuries. We are very lucky. Thank you to those who have inquired after his condition. We appreciate your support.— CHP San Francisco (@CHPSanFrancisco) April 28, 2018