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OPP search for driver after officer dragged along Highway 400

Suspect wanted after dragging an OPP officer southbound Highway 400 following a traffic stop. OPP/Handout

OPP have released a composite sketch of a man alleged to have hit an officer with a car and dragged him along a highway in Toronto.

Provincial police say the officer was making a traffic stop on Highway 400 southbound at Finch Avenue on July 3rd. Following a brief conversation with the male driver, the vehicle accelerated away, dragging the officer from the left shoulder into a live lane of traffic.

Police did not indicate the severity of the officer’s injuries but say the 33-year-old is now recovering at home.

The suspect is described as male, white, approximately 30-to-35 years of age with short black hair. He was driving a dark coloured 2013-to-2016 Audi which has a distinctive rear upper brake light that spans the entire rear window. Police say they car may suffered damage to the driver’s side.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.