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DUI Suspect Drags Phoenix Police Officer with Car for Several Blocks

Thirty-one-year-old, Hayden Daughters is facing charges of aggravated DUI, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, failure to stop for police and unlawful flight after fleeing from a DUI stop and dragging a Phoenix police officer with his car for several blocks. Mr. Daughters was pulled over at the intersection of Indian School Road and 34th Street in Phoenix when officers attempted to conduct a field sobriety test. According to Police Sgt. Steve Marcos, “During the course the guy jumps back into his car and the officer tried to stop him. The driver’s side door was opened and (the officer) was attempting to remove the driver from the vehicle. He is hanging onto the driver and being dragged, half-way out of the car door.” Sgt. Marcos said the car struck a parked vehicle, a fence and then a tree near Glendale Avenue and 34th Street throwing the unnamed officer and Mr. Daughters from the vehicle. The officer was treated and released from the hospital the following morning. Mr. Daughters was also admitted to the hospital but was later released and booked into jail.

A person found guilty of aggravated DUI, under Arizona Revised Statute 28-1383, may face up to six (6) years in prison, fines and costs in excess of $5,500, one year driver’s license revocation and mandatory alcohol screening and counseling.

If you have been arrested for aggravated DUI, contact an experienced DUI attorney at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. to handle your case. The experienced DUI attorneys at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. will fight hard to have the aggravated DUI charges against you reduced or dismissed.