Updated at 3:35 p.m.: Revised to include details about an arrest.
A Dallas officer was injured Saturday afternoon when a car drove off during a traffic stop in the Love Field area, police say.
Officers had responded to a report about two men who were suspected of selling drugs about 2 p.m. near the 4200 block of Maple Avenue, near Harry Hines Boulevard and Wycliff Avenue.
When the officers spotted the suspects’ car, they carried out a traffic stop and realized the men were wanted suspects.
As the officers tried to arrest the driver and passenger, they drove off, police said.
One of the officers, whose name was not released, was dragged several feet and suffered leg and knee injuries. He was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition, police said.
About 9:30 p.m. Saturday, officers saw the car downtown in the 1000 block of Routh Street and tried to stop it, police spokeswoman Melinda Gutierrez said. The driver fled, and police chased him to the 10400 block of Elam Road in Pleasant Grove, where he was arrested.
Police identified the suspect as Jessie Faz, 24. He was booked into the Dallas County jail Sunday after he was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries, police said.
Police didn’t provide details about his injuries.
He faces charges of evading arrest and aggravated assault on a public servant, and his bond was held insufficient on several other felony charges, including two stalking charges, a burglary charge and drug-related charges, according to jail records.
Police didn’t provide an update on the injured officer’s condition Sunday, nor did they say whether the second suspect was still at large.
Staff writer Dana Branham contributed to this report.