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Vehicle runs down and drags Dallas police officer during traffic stop

MIAMI - AUGUST 11: A City of Miami police car with lights ablaze responds to a call as they patrol the street on August 11, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Police Department launched "Operation Take Back Our Streets" yesterday in response to recent shootings in the Model City and Little Haiti communities of Miami. The city has seen a number of shootings recently using high powered assault weapons.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI - AUGUST 11: A City of Miami police car with lights ablaze responds to a call as they patrol the street on August 11, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Police Department launched "Operation Take Back Our Streets" yesterday in response to recent shootings in the Model City and Little Haiti communities of Miami. The city has seen a number of shootings recently using high powered assault weapons. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)  (2010 Getty Images)

A police officer in the southern Dallas County suburb of Cockrell Hill was run down and dragged by a car Saturday night.

Cockrell Hill police said Officer Daniel Dominguez tried to pull a man over for a traffic stop. The man stopped, but lied about his name and eventually took off.

Dominguez was dragged about 15 feet and then run over by the rear wheels of a car. Fortunately, he suffered only a broken ankle.

Police said the suspect could be in a mariachi band based on the clothes he was wearing. He was driving a 1998 red Chevy S10 pickup truck. 

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