Arrest in Lexington for wanton endangerment against a police officer

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Police have arrested a man they say endangered the life of an officer by driving off while the officer was holding onto the handle of his car door.

According to police, early Saturday morning, officers stopped 19-year-old Byron Ezzard on Nicholasville Road near Zandale.

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They say he refused to open his door and when the officer grabbed the handle, Ezzard sped off, dragging the officer several feet.

There is no information at this time on the officer’s condition.