Braintree: State Trooper Dragged By Car

A State trooper is treated for injuries after being dragged 15 yards by a driver passing by a motor vehicle crash.

The incident took place at about 11 o’clock Wednesday evening when police responding to a crash on Route 93 North in Braintree noticed a driver stopping to take pictures with a cell phone.

One officer on foot repeatedly told the driver to keep moving, but the driver wouldn’t obey orders and instead yelled profanities. 

At this point the driver started driving slowly, and that’s when a second officer came over and told the driver to stop, and attempted to reach into the car and turn off the ignition.

That’s when 30-year-old Jose Molina of Lynn grabbed the officer’s arm and started driving faster dragging the police officer for about 15 yards.

The officer was able to break free from the grip and fell to the ground as Molina sped away in his silver Honda accord.

The officer called in the plates and nearby officers were able to apprehend Molina after a brief pursuit.

Molina is facing a number of charges including assault and battery on a police officer, operating under the influence of liquor, and resisting arrest.

The state trooper was transported to South Shore Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, and Molina was arraigned today in Quincy District Court.

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Amy Leonard grew up in Carver and always had a passion for radio. She studied radio production at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island, then moved to Martha's Vineyard where she worked as a DJ at WVVY producing the midday show called PB and Jams. She has since then camped across the country to California but has made her way back to the only home she knows, the South Shore.