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SUV Drags Police Officer Before Plowing Into New Jersey Home: Cops

Cops say a female driver in North Planfield dragged an officer more than half a block Friday afternoon, through some bushes and into a porch

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    SUV Drags Officer in NJ Before Crashing Into House

    The police officer dragged is now recovering after the incident, which ended with the driver crashing into a house in North Plainfield. Charges are expected to be filed against the driver. NBC 4 New York's Brian Thompson reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 2, 2019)

    A police officer is recovering in the hospital after being dragged by an SUV in New Jersey — before the driver slammed into a house, police said.

    It is unclear what the circumstances were which led up to the incident, but cops say a female driver in North Planfield dragged an officer more than half a block Friday afternoon. The car plowed through a row of bushes, bringing the officer along through the brush, and right into the front porch of the home.

    Witnesses said the driver appeared to be a young woman who could have panicked and hit the gas as officers were around her.

    The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office said charges are expected to be filed against the driver of the SUV and the passenger, both of whom were taken away in handcuffs following the accident.

    After the incident, the officer was seen walking away and getting into a police car with his hand on his head. He was in stable condition.

    The house sustained archetectural damage and was condemned later on Friday. The man who owns the home was there as everything went down, but was uninjured.