Police officer clings onto moving car during a traffic stop

A Florida police officer was left injured after being forced to cling onto a moving car for half a mile, following a routine traffic stop that went awry. The incident was captured on the officer's body-mounted camera.

The officer, Jon Cusack, was called to a shopping centre car park after staff there saw two non-responsive individuals in a car, with a bag of drugs on the dashboard. When Cusack arrived at the vehicle, he confronted the driver, named as Thomas Cabrera, before opening the car door.

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Cabrera responded by putting the car in Drive and putting his foot down. Cusack was forced to cling to the car's door for half a mile as Cabrera accelerated, eventually falling to the ground after what police said was half a mile.

Cusack was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while Cusack was arrested following a car chase and charged with attempted murder, fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended licence, and reckless driving. He also admitted to using cocaine and heroin before the footage began.

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