MD State Trooper Dragged by Car (Update)

May 23, 2013


DENTON, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a trooper is in critical condition after he was dragged by a car while off duty in Caroline County.

Police say the trooper apparently confronted three juveniles in a car in Denton on Wednesday evening when they appeared to be involved in some kind of vandalism. The trooper approached group on foot and while he was speaking to them, police say the driver of the car accelerated and the trooper was somehow dragged. After a time, police say the trooper was dislodged and fell to the roadway and the driver fled.

The trooper was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where police say he is in critical condition.

Police say they found the car and are questioning three suspects.