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JMPDANA reports that a driver was arrested after he allegedly knocked over a Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officer with his car on Friday.  

The officer was admitted at Milpark Hospital with fractures to his right hand.  In a statement, Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said that the driver tried to drive away when stopped by officers, thereby evading a roadside check at the corner of Marlboro and Turffontein roads.  He allegedly dragged a female officer, who was hanging onto his car in order to get him to stop, for a short distance.  The motorist then drove on, but was cut off at Webber and Eloff streets where he was arrested.  The driver appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, facing charges of attempted murder, reckless and negligent driving, as well as assault.

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