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Bail set for man charged with hitting, dragging officer with car

Police have filed charges against a man after he dragged an officer during a routine traffic stop according to police.

Christopher Hartzol, of the 8700 block of S. Ridgeland Ave. was charged with aggravated battery, speeding and negligent driving.

Officers stopped Hartzol on S. Lake Shore Drive on Friday night and ordered him to step out of his car.

Police said Hartzol refused and when the officer tried to pull him out, Hartzol stepped on the gas.

The officer who was dragged suffered a knee injury.

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6 Comments to “Bail set for man charged with hitting, dragging officer with car”

    esco said:
    July 6, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Probably want to ask for the driver's keys before trying to drag them from a running car. I'd add that to protocol moving forward.

    Chicagosmartiepants said:
    July 6, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    Yeah esco…it's the police officer's fault. They should probably let the thug go too.

      Monoxide said:
      July 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

      esco's comment seems like common sense to me. What would you do genius, hmmm?

    Josh said:
    July 7, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    Revoke his driving privileges for life after he does his time in jail and he can ride the CTA for the rest of his life.

      Ven said:
      July 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      And then he'll steal iPhones and iPads. It's a lose lose situation.

    bobhamiltonchicago said:
    July 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    When he gets out of jail in 14 years, he'll steal another car and do the same thing

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