Police: Oshkosh officers return to work after being dragged by car
OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- Tire marks, car parts and even a license plate... that's a glimpse of what happened Thursday afternoon during a traffic stop on the 1600 block of Doty Street in Oshkosh.
"The stop was made by one of our officers and after talking to the female, he suspected she was not being honest with her identity. So, he had called for a second officer to come back as a backup," said Lt. Andrew Lecker with the Oshkosh Police Department.
When the second officer arrived, both told her to get out of her car. But, that didn't happen.
"She begins to try to manipulate the keys like she's trying to drive off and the officers attempt to stop her from doing that," Lecker said.
The 26-year-old woman hit the gas, according to police.
"She manages to hold on to one of the officers. As she's doing that, and begins driving away and dragging him in the vehicle." Lecker said.
The other officer, who was halfway inside the car as it accelerated, managed to free himself.
"She ultimately struck him partially as she was driving away," Lecker said.
Eventually, the woman drove into a home.
Police say the driver ran away but additional officers arrested her shortly after the crash.
Officials add, they're not releasing any video because the investigation is ongoing.
One officer returned to work Friday, the other will be back to work Saturday.
A FOX 11 viewer shared photos with us.
The woman has not been charged and police are not releasing her name.
Oshkosh police are recommending multiple charges some of which includes recklessly endangering safety and battery to law enforcement. She could be charged Monday.