Teets saw smoke coming out of the hood of the damaged car, got out of her vehicle and ran to the Altima to help the driver, according to police.
The driver, later identified as Reyes, seemed to be unconscious when Teets tried to get him out of the vehicle. At some point, he regained consciousness and started the car, Radford said.
“He drove away from the scene, dragging the officer with him for a distance,” he said.
The incident caused injuries to Teets’ arm. She was taken to a hospital and later released.
Reyes was arrested when other Athens officers located the vehicle nearby. A brief chase ensued, but the Altima suffered a mechanical failure.
In addition to aggravated assault, Reyes is charged with fleeing and attempting to elude, DUI, driving without a valid license, failure to maintain lane, driving with canceled registration, hit-and-run and no insurance. He is being held in the Clarke County Jail.
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