DeKalb police: Mom flees scene with child in car, drags officer

A 29-year-old woman has been arrested after driving off during a traffic stop and dragging an officer, DeKalb police announced Friday.

The officer was trying to arrest Nardia Fray on charges of a hit-and-run accident, Capt. Steve Fore said. She was charged with escape and child cruelty because her 7-year-old child was in the car with her when she tried to flee, Fore said.

Fray was arrested Thursday after police were called to Indian Forest Road regarding a domestic-related, hit-and-run crash, Fore said.

Fray was a hit-and-run suspect after she allegedly slammed her Expedition into her sister’s Crown Victoria, Fore said.

Police located the Expedition and tried to handcuff Fray while she was in the driver’s seat, but she drove off while her child was in the car, dragging the officer a few feet before hurling him to the ground, Fore said.

Officers stopped the Expedition and were able to arrest Fray after breaking out the passenger-side window of the SUV, Fore said.

The officer, whose name was not disclosed, was treated and released at the hospital, Fore said.

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