Police officer dragged by 14-year-old driver following traffic stop

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BRIDGEPORT -

A Connecticut police officer was dragged when a 14-year-old driver tried to flee a traffic stop Thursday.

Police say the officer pulled the teen over after he was driving "recklessly and dangerously" in Bridgeport around 2 p.m.

Authorities say the officer recognized the teen and knew he was not old enough to drive.

The officer then tried to turn off the car's ignition, but the teen drove away, dragging the officer.

The teen lost control of the car and crashed into a pole and fled on foot.

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