GREENVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A DPS trooper was injured after being dragged by a drunk driving suspect Tuesday evening.
The DPS said a trooper made a traffic stop on a Chrysler SUV on the right shoulder of IH 30, near Division Street in Greenville.
After conducting a field sobriety test, the trooper attempted to arrest the driver for DWI.
According to the preliminary investigation, the suspect, Matthias B. Slaughter, 30, of Garland, got back into his SUV and drove approximately 100 yards, dragging the trooper.
The trooper was treated and released from the hospital late last night and is recuperating at home.
During the incident, the trooper fired his gun and hit the suspect.
The suspect then crashed the SUV into the concrete barrier that divides the east and west lanes of IH 30 and ran across the eastbound lanes of IH 30.
The trooper chased and caught the suspect in a parking lot on the south side of the interstate.
Slaughter suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was released late Tuesday night.
He was taken from the hospital to the Hunt County Jail without incident and charged with DWI, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a public servant.
The incident is under investigation by the Texas Rangers.