IMPD officer slightly injured during west side traffic stop

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A Metro Police officer was slightly injured early Tuesday morning when a suspect drove off from a traffic stop on Lafayette Road.

Police dispatch reported the stop occurred around 2:00 a.m. near 16th and Lafayette Road.  The suspect drove off, dragging the officer by the arm over a short distance.

The brief pursuit ended near 24th and Lafayette, where the suspect was arrested.

The injured officer is expected to make a full recovery.