**From Lubbock Police Department**
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – The Lubbock Police Department is trying to learn more about the identity of the driver of a motorcycle, after an officer was dragged around 100 feet following an attempted traffic stop.
According to LPD, the attempted stop occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m., on April 5.
LPD says an officer observed the motorcycle in the 3000 block of Idalou Road without a license plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop, and exited his marked patrol vehicle to make contact with the driver. When the officer instructed the driver to turn off the motorcycle, the driver refused to do so and began to attempt to flee the scene.
In an attempt to prevent the driver from evading, the officer grabbed the motorcycle, but the driver intentionally drove away. LPD says the officer’s hand became stuck, and the motorcycle dragged him approximately 100-120 feet.
According to LPD, the officer was able to free himself, but had injuries to his hand.
Additional officers were able to locate the driver of the motorcycle and attempted to initiate another stop, but the driver fled again, leading to a pursuit.
LPD released photos of the suspect. The driver is believed to be a younger male, wearing a helmet with red and white stripes and a dark-colored backpack, riding a green motorcycle.
Lubbock Police are asking anyone with information on the identity of the driver of the motorcycle to call Detective Joe Camacho at 806-775-2430 or Crime Line at 741-1000 where callers may remain anonymous.