A Noblesville woman and her son were arrested after a police officer was dragged during a road rage incident on the Fourth of July, police said.
Fishers Officer Pierre Berry was directing traffic at the intersection of 116th Street and Brooks School Road just before 11 p.m. as hundreds of people were walking back to their cars after the Bridge Blast fireworks.
As Berry stopped traffic to allow pedestrians to cross, a woman started honking her horn and eventually got out of her van to confront Berry, police said.
The woman returned to her vehicle, and Berry instructed her to pull to the side of the road, but the woman refused, police said.
As Berry opened the van's door and ordered the woman to exit, she hit the gas and dragged the officer 15 feet before he could release his grip, police said.
The woman, who was identified as Lara E. Short, 39, had to be physically restrained as she was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct, police said.
She was being held at the Hamilton County Jail.
Short's 16-year-old son, who was a passenger in the van, also refused to comply with officer's commands and was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct, police said.
He was released to his father's custody at the scene.
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