Map: Officer involved accident
PHOENIX -- A suspected impaired driver who reportedly fled a traffic stop and dragged a police officer for several blocks has been booked into jail.
Police said Hayden Daughters, 31, faces charges of failure to stop for police, aggravated DUI, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and unlawful flight.
Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Steve Martos said two officers stopped Daughters at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. As they were conducting a DUI investigation, Daughters re-entered his vehicle and drove away.
One of the officers held onto the driver and was dragged for several blocks until the vehicle collided with a parked car, a fence and a tree near 34th Place and Glenrosa Avenue.
Daughters and the officer were ejected from the vehicle during the collision.
The officer was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries and released later that morning.
Daughters remained in the hospital for several days and was booked into jail after his release.