BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama State trooper Darrell Seymour says he owes his life to his training after a run in with a Mississippi man.
Seymour is recovering form some serious injuries he received on July 16th when he found himself hanging onto a car and speeding down Interstate 65.
The trooper made a routine traffic stop when he saw a pistol in the car's console. The driver took off, dragging Seymour with him at 40 miles-per-hour.
Dorris Teague, spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Safety, says 28-year-old Demarcus O'Neal Bridges of Moss Point, Mississippi, was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree possession of marijuana and traffic violations.
He was also wanted on felony warrants in Mobile County and a misdemeanor warrant in Baldwin County.
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