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FS cop accused of dragging wife behind car with her fingers trapped in window

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The police officer was arrested on Sunday after he had allegedly trapped his wife’s fingers in the car’s window and driven off.

File picture: Beryl Botha

A POLICE constable is due to appear in court on Monday after his wife had her teeth smashed and was left with bruising to her forehead and knee.

The cop was arrested on Sunday after he had allegedly trapped his wife’s fingers in his car’s window and driven off, ’’dragging her for about 15 metres’’, the Independent Investigative Police Directorate (Ipid) said.

He then opened the window, causing his wife to fall to the ground, Ipid said. The 32-year-old woman smashed her teeth on impact and also sustained the other bruises.

The man was arrested on Sunday by Virginia police following the alleged incident that took place on August 27 in Thabong, Free State. The 42-year-old police constable was detained at the Virginia police station.

He will appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault and grievous bodily harm, as well as reckless and negligent driving.

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