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WATCH: Florida man drags officer with his car for half-mile

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -

Authorities say a man dragged a Florida police officer with his car for a half-mile and led other officers on a high-speed chase that ended in his capture.
  
Pembroke Pines police said in a news release that 38-year-old Thomas Cabrera was charged with attempted murder for his actions Tuesday.
  
Police body-camera video shows Officer Jon Cusack reaching into a sitting car in which Cabrera and a woman were suspected of using drugs. The video then shows Cabrera taking off, dragging the 19-year police veteran for a half-mile before Cusack tumbles off.
  
Authorities say Cusack will survive but has significant injuries.
  
Cabrera then led police on a 20-mile chase that snarled rush-hour traffic. Authorities say they found syringes and other drug-related items in the car.
  
Court records don't list a lawyer for Cabrera.

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