Last weekend, police in Asheville, North Carolina, arrested Celso Avila-Aguilar, 31, after he reportedly grabbed an officer's arm during a routine traffic stop, and dragged her some 130 feet down Interstate 240. Fortunately, the officer was not seriously injured.
Around midnight on July 5, Officer Ann Fowler pulled over a Toyota Camry near the Charlotte Street exit after she observed the vehicle's operator, driving erratically. The driver, Avila-Aguilar, refused to cooperate and would not exit the vehicle, according to police.
As Officer Fowler reached inside to remove Avila-Aguilar, the suspect grabbed her arm, held onto it and sped away, dragging Fowler alongside.
She fought with Avila-Aguilar, eventually freeing herself from his grasp. "Once free, she fell onto the middle of the interstate and somehow managed to avoid other vehicles hitting her," Ashville Police Capt. Tim Splain said.