Man charged with attempted murder accused of dragging trooper with his vehicle

SE Mass

TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Police have arrested a Dorchester man after he briefly dragged a Massachusetts State Police trooper with his vehicle while driving off Tuesday evening.

Police said Claude Remy, 32, is the driver who took off from a traffic stop on Route 140 in Taunton.

Remy, police said, had been pulled over for a motor vehicle violation. Police said after a brief struggle, Remy sped off erratically as the trooper held onto him.

The trooper was dragged a short distance before falling off and hitting his head on the pavement. Police said the trooper suffered minor injuries but remained on the job after the incident.

Police later learned Remy was possibly hiding at a residence in Framingham. Remy was found there Wednesday morning and arrested without incident.

Remy is facing a slew of charges, including attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, assault with intent to murder, failure to stop for police and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

Remy was ordered held on $75,000 bail and was transported to the Ash Street Jail in New Bedford where police said he will be held until he posts bail.

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