Woman accused of dragging officer with car during traffic stop

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

GLENDALE – A woman is in custody after allegedly dragging an officer by the hand with her car during a traffic stop.

According to police, Amanda Geampa, 24, was stopped Tuesday for speeding in a Glendale neighborhood.

When the officer approached her car, things took a bad turn.

"He tried to make contact," explained Sgt. Jim Cunningham of the Glendale Police Department. "The driver wasn't cooperative. Somehow he got his hand caught in the window and he was dragged a short distance. He was able to free himself, and then fell to the ground."

Geampa didn't stop, police said.

She was eventually taken into custody after crashing her car in the area of 91st Avenue and Cactus Road. She reportedly admitted to officers that she used drugs before driving.

The officer was taken to the hospital. His injuries reportedly were minor; he is expected to be just fine.

Geampa was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and felony flight.