Driver sought for dragging officer arrested

Washington County
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An Aloha man was arrested Monday more than 5 days after a North Plains officer was injured after being dragged down the road by a driver who took off from a traffic stop.

North Plains police said the officer was in Beaverton for an investigation when he pulled over a blue 1990 Honda Accord that was driving recklessly on Hwy 26 near NW 185th Ave. just after 5 p.m. on January 15. 

The driver gave a fake name and birthdate. That’s when the officer tried to arrest him for reckless driving and providing false information.

The driver started his car and sped away, knocking the officer down, dragging him for about 10 feet and running over his foot. 

Police were tipped that the suspect, William Callaway, was at a home in the 2000 block of SW 209th Court in Aloha Monday afternoon. But when they arrived, he ran out of the house with a family member’s wallet, police said.

A Hillsboro police officer and K-9 Dozer tracked Callaway through a sweatshirt he dropped while he was running.

A Washington County deputy spotted him at SW 198th and Alexander, where he was arrested.

The 32-year-old suspect faces charges of assault, eluding, failing to perform the duties of a driver, reckless driving, reckless endangering and giving false information to a police officer.

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