Fleeing driver drags deputy 100 feet

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CORFU, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy was dragged at least one hundred feet by a vehicle driven by a man wanted by the NYS Division of Parole.

Around 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday, the deputy was called to Rt. 33 in the Village of Corfu for a car off the road. The driver, 36-year-old Scott Kopper, was wanted by the NYS Division of Parole, and authorities say he refused to exit the vehicle.

The deputy attempted to stop Kopper as the wanted man began to drive away, but authorities say Kopper rolled up his driver’s side window, trapping the deputy’s arm and dragging the deputy at least one hundred feet.

After passing a tractor trailer and tow truck that had helped free Kopper, the deputy managed to damage the window and subdue Kopper. The tow truck driver then pinned Kopper’s vehicle against a snowbank.

Both the tractor trailer driver and tow truck driver helped the deputy subdue Kopper, who was taken into custody without further incident.

Incredibly, the deputy escaped this harrowing ordeal with only minor bruising and cuts.

Kopper is charged with two counts of second degree assault, and more charges may be pending. He’s being held in the Genesee County Jail on $25,000 bail.

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