PEMBROK PINS, Florida. Police say that the suspect pulled the Florida police officer in his car half a mile before leading other officers in an intense pursuit that ended with his arrest. Pembroke Pines police said in an announcement that 38-year-old Thomas Cabrera has been charged with attempted murder on Tuesday.
Police informed CBS-affiliated WTSP they believe the incident started with the arrival of officer John Cusack responded to reports of a possible overdose in a neighborhood. Security officials in the area said that a man and two women were in the car sleeping in an apparent bag that contained a substance.
After Cusack arrived, the investigators claim Cabrera awakened, switched the channel and attempted to get out according to the station.
The body camera footage of the police shows Cusack entering the vehicle in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The footage then shows Cabrera going off, and carrying the police veteran, who is 19 years old, one mile before Cusack is thrown into the road.
The authorities say Cusack will make it through, but he will receive serious injuries.
Cabrera was then a police officer on a 20-mile chase disrupting traffic in rush hour. Police say they discovered various drugs and syringes inside the vehicle.
In addition being accused of attempt murder Cabrera was also accused of evading officers and driving on an expired license, according to the station. His passenger was also taken into custody however it’s not clear whether she was accused of the crime.
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