SUV Driver Sentenced to 7 Years Prison in Case of Officer Dragged

A driver accused of using his SUV as a weapon to drag a Los Angeles Police Department officer who was holding on to the steering wheel was sentenced to seven years in state prison Monday, prosecutors said.

Grant Anthony Muldrow, 22, was handed down the sentence immediately after pleading no contest to a felony count of assaulting a police officer causing great bodily injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

Prosecutors said Muldrow admitted to being the driver of an SUV that dragged the officer, who was attempting to make an arrest, in Granada Hills in January of 2015. The vehicle reached speeds of 45 mph with the officer holding on to the steering wheel.

The SUV then struck a tree and ended up on a sidewalk in the residential neighborhood. The driver ran from the scene, setting off a manhunt.

The officer suffered several broken bones, prosecutors said.

NBC4's Jonathan Lloyd contributed to this report.

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