HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) — A Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit helped track down a suspect in Holyoke Friday after a state trooper was hit and dragged by a vehicle.
According to State Police, around 3:00 p.m. Friday a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle on I-91 North at the Holyoke rest area. The car attempted to drive off, which caused the trooper to be struck and dragged. The trooper was injured and has been taken to the hospital.
The vehicle crashed further up the road, but the suspect ran into the woods. Traffic was redirected for hours in the area where the crash occurred as police conducted their search.
Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, a Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit located and arrested the suspect. The arrest was made by Sgt. Jack Doherty and K-9 Roxy.
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