Man who dragged officer along highway turns himself in - CBS46 News

Man who dragged officer along highway turns himself in

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MCDONOUGH, GA (CBS46) -

Henry County police said the man they say resisted arrest, got in his car and drove off, dragging an officer along a short stretch of I-75, has turned himself in.

Calvin Dameon Seabrooks turned himself in to the Henry County Sheriff's Office on Saturday.

He was granted $10,000 bond and bonded out on Monday.

Henry County police spokesman Jason Bolton said the scuffle happened around 10:30 p.m. on June 19. The officer had pulled the car over because it had a paper dealer tag that was blank.

Video of the incident shows the officer talking to Seabrooks inside the car. Seabrooks reportedly told police he worked for a dealer and was driving the vehicle up north to give to another dealer. When the officer asked for his license, Seabrooks could only present an ID card.

"Upon running that information, (he) discovered that Seabrooks had a suspended license," said Bolton.

The police car dashboard camera video shows the officer as he began to arrest Seabrooks, who suddenly became irate.

"What?" Seabrooks is heard saying in the video. "You're arresting me for this?"

Seabrooks suddenly broke away and ran to his car. The officer followed the man into his car, but Seabrooks managed to put the car in drive, dragging the officer.

That officer later fell out, and rolled off of the highway. He survived with minor scrapes.  

"For him to be drug like he was and then to fall out of the vehicle and roll onto the interstate very easily could have turned deadly for that officer," Bolton said.

Seabrooks was arrested in 2008 for driving without insurance, speeding, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

"Because he chose to do what he did, it has gone from a traffic misdemeanor to a violent felony, an aggravated assault on a police officer," Bolton said.

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