A 26-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dragged a Trooper About 5 Feet While Trying to Flee a Traffic Stop
The trooper stopped Stephen David Young about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after seeing Young riding the Honda motorcycle without eye protection, an arrest report states. Florida law requires motorcyclists to wear an eye-protective device.
When the trooper approached near Dale Mabry Highway and Lemon Street, Young tried to accelerate but the Honda stalled. The trooper put Young in a bearhug to get him off the motorcycle, but Young started the motorcycle again, the report states.
The trooper was dragged, suffering a cut and bruise.
Troopers chased Young for about four minutes, with Young turning off his lights, ignoring stop signs and trying to hide in a carport.
Young faces charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and attempting to elude police, driving under the influence, and driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license.
He remains in jail with bail set at $18,750.