Man escaping arrest drags officer with his car, police say

Ashton Allen

AUSTIN (KXAN) – An intoxicated man dragged a police officer with his car in an attempt to flee a hotel parking lot, according to authorities.

The man, Ashton Dominique Allen, was approached by officer K. Mayo while he was patrolling the parking lot at an Extended Stay America in Round Rock in the 16000 block of S. Interstate 35. Allen was sleeping alone in the driver’s seat of his truck with the brake lights on while the car running. When Mayo opened the door to talk to him, he asked him to turn off the car. It was then that the officer smelled alcohol and noticed Allen had vomit on his left leg.

When Mayo was able to identify, Allen he found out he was wanted for an assault warrant. The officer was waiting for backup to arrive when Allen started his vehicle and put his car in reverse towards the police car.

Mayo said he was partially dragged and forced to move out of the way as Allen crashed into his police car, then he accelerated forward towards the officer again. When the officer jumped out of the way, Allen fled the scene.

Allen was arrested on Tuesday.

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