WATCH: FHP trooper dragged 100 feet by fleeing vehicle in downtown Orlando

News

ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) – A Florida Highway Patrol trooper received minor injuries Thursday when he was dragged about 100 feet by a car during a traffic stop in downtown Orlando.

Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol said the trooper was trying to stop a speeding Toyota Corolla in Orlando when the car was forced to stop at a train crossing near the Intersection of Orange Avenue and Colonial Drive.

The male driver fled on foot but returned after the train passed and tried to get back in as the trooper tried to tackle him. Meanwhile, the car’s passenger shifted to the driver’s seat and drove off, dragging both men. The original driver managed to re-enter the car, and the trooper let go.

Trooper Victor Rivera was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The people inside the car were identified and taken into custody later in the day.

Christopher Lewis, 19, is facing an attempted first-degree murder charge. The original driver, Elijiah Wilson was ticketed for driving 81 mph in a 40 mph zone, troopers said. Wilson also faces accusations of fleeing and resisting arrest.

A juvenile who was in the backseat of the car has been charged with obstruction. He was released into his parents custody, troopers said.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

6 arrested in Tampa Bay racketeering bust

Thumbnail for the video titled "6 arrested in Tampa Bay racketeering bust"

Tampa Bay man runs Gasparilla race in memory of his late wife

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampa Bay man runs Gasparilla race in memory of his late wife"

Cyber Safety Day

Thumbnail for the video titled "Cyber Safety Day"

Coast Guard remembers deadly Blackthorn crash 40 years later

Thumbnail for the video titled "Coast Guard remembers deadly Blackthorn crash 40 years later"

Hundreds expected at Polk Co. School Board meeting

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hundreds expected at Polk Co. School Board meeting"

Tampa police need help identifying suspect in machete attack

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampa police need help identifying suspect in machete attack"

Tuesday Midday Weather Update

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tuesday Midday Weather Update"

Murder trial underway for Florida woman killed on vacation

Thumbnail for the video titled "Murder trial underway for Florida woman killed on vacation"

12-year-old child among 5 injured in head-on collision in Pasco Co.

Thumbnail for the video titled "12-year-old child among 5 injured in head-on collision in Pasco Co."

Search underway for mother missing for over a week

Thumbnail for the video titled "Search underway for mother missing for over a week"

Rep. Bell says she "articulated wrong" when she called for a school board member to be removed

Thumbnail for the video titled "Rep. Bell says she "articulated wrong" when she called for a school board member to be removed"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss