- Associated Press - Saturday, May 20, 2017

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed charges against an 18-year-old Wisconsin woman accused of dragging an officer alongside a car before leading police on a chase.

Mariah M. Czappa faces charges of fleeing an officer and endangering public safety for the encounter with Nekoosa police May 14. USA Today Network-Wisconsin reports (https://wrtnews.co/2qFPKSE ) that Czappa was informed of the charges Friday in Wood County Circuit Court and is being held on $10,000 bail.

Authorities say Czappa drove away when an officer approached to talk to her about a warrant. Police say Czappa dragged the officer for a short distance when he tried to stop her from driving away. The officer injured his wrist but drove after Czappa.

Police say they arrested Czappa when she crashed her car.


Information from: Daily Tribune Media, https://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com

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