Calvin Dameon Seabrooks, reportedly of Macon, is being sought by Henry County Police after he allegedly resisted arrest, and in the process, dragged the officer who stopped him along Interstate 75.
News of the incident came to light after it was posted on the police department’s Facebook page on Thursday.
Henry County Police Maj. Jason Bolton said the scuffle happened Tuesday night. He said Seabrooks was stopped because a paper dealer tag on the car Seabrooks was driving had no expiration date on it.
Seabrooks told police he worked for a dealer and was driving the vehicle up north to give to another dealer. When the officer asked for his license, Seabrooks could only present an ID card, according to police.
“Upon running that information, [he] discovered that Seabrooks had a suspended license,” said Bolton.
The dashboard camera video shows Seabrooks questioning his arrest and fleeing.
“What?” Seabrooks is overheard saying in the video. “You’re arresting me for this?”
He is then shown breaking away from the officer and running to the car he was driving. The officer followed, but Seabrooks eluded him and drove off, dragging the officer.
The officer lost his grip, and rolled off of the highway. He survived with minor scrapes.
“For him to be [dragged] like he was, and then to fall out of the vehicle and roll onto the interstate, very easily could have turned deadly for that officer,” Bolton said.
Seabrooks was arrested in 2008 for driving without insurance, speeding, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.
“Because he chose to do what he did, it has gone from a traffic misdemeanor to a violent felony, an aggravated assault on a police officer,” Bolton said.