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Police: Md. officer dragged in struggle with suspect

Tuesday - 7/19/2011, 5:33am  ET

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Police say a suspected drug dealer ran over and dragged an Ocean City officer.

Officers tried to arrest 30-year-old Michael Joseph McGovern, of Williamsport, Pa., early Saturday, after police say he tried to sell marijuana and Ecstasy to an undercover detective, but he fled.

Officers caught up with McGovern as he got into his car and during a struggle, police say he put the car in reverse, striking and dragging an officer. McGovern bailed out of his car during a chase and jumped into the canal near 21st Street.

McGovern was later found at a condominium on Eagle Drive.

Police say McGovern faces several drug and assault charges. The injured officer was treated at Atlantic General Hospital and released.


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