Police officer dragged along car at Tullimbar

A police officer suffered minor injuries after being dragged alongside a moving car at Tullimbar on Friday night while trying to get a motorist out of the driver’s seat.

According to police, officers were travelling along Tongarra Road in Albion Park, when a red Holden ute swerved to the incorrect side of the road and narrowly missed them.

A police spokesman said the officers pursued the ute along several streets before the driver stopped in front of an address on the Illawarra Highway at Tullimbar.

Police surrounded the vehicle, with one officer climbing onto the rear tray to try and smash the rear window.

Meanwhile another officer attempted to remove the keys from the ignition.

The driver of the ute then allegedly accelerated onto the driveway of the home, dragging the second officer for a distance before finally stopping.

The driver was arrested following a violent struggle. He was taken to Shellharbour Hospital with an injured arm and minor grazes, before being returned to Lake Illawarra station where he was charged with drunk-driving and other offences.

The officer dragged alongside the ute suffered an injured foot while the one on the rear received lacerations to his arm.

Both officers were unable to continue their shift due to their injuries.