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News: Police officer injured after during Canton traffic stop, driver facing charges

September 4, 2020

CANTON, MA – A man from Boston dragged a Massachusetts State Trooper while attempting to flee a traffic stop, according to the Norwood Wicked Local.

The incident happened at Exit 11 of I-95 at 12:23 a.m., when an officer attempted to pull over Whaneller Vizcaino, 31. Believing the vehicle contained marijuana, the trooper attempted to open the door. But Vizcaino resisted, and attempted to flee the scene. The officer’s hand got caught in the doorway and he was dragged for a short distance, causing unspecified injuries.

Vizcaino proceeded down Route 95 at a high rate of speed, before he lost control of the vehicle and crashed. He then took off on foot, and reportedly spent multiple hours in the woods, hiding from police. He was arrested in Sharon at about 8:45 a.m.

Vizcaino is facing multiple charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on an officer of the peace, driving while under the influence of drugs, negligent driving, and possession with intent to distribute.

He is being held on a $5,000 bail.

This is one of the many pedestrian accidents that happen all-too-frequently in the Boston area. Blog posts are intended to inform our neighbors and friends about the possibility of such events occurring again in the future, and should not be considered legal advice. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in a similar accident, know that there is hope. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical fees, and other expenses. Contact the Canton pedestrian accident attorneys of Kelly & Associates Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-LAW-GUYS. There’s no obligation, and it’s absolutely free. 

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