Police officer dragged along road by driver high on meth

A POLICE officer has miraculously escaped serious injury after being dragged along a road by a car driven by a woman allegedly high on meth in Sydney.

The dramatic scenes unfolded on Canterbury Road in Padstow about 8.30pm on Thursday.

Officers were breath testing drivers near the on-ramp to Fairford Road when they spotted a Ford Falcon driving towards them on a footpath.


The driver, a 37-year-old woman, allegedly slowly approached the RBT site before stopping and reversing.

Police tried stopping the vehicle but the woman allegedly locked her doors and accelerated away from police along the path towards Short Street.

Police said an officer was dragged behind the woman’s car for a short distance before being thrown onto the road.

Officers caught up with the vehicle a kilometre down the road after the woman became stuck in traffic at a red light where Canterbury Road meets Gibson Avenue.

The woman was dragged from the vehicle and, after passing a roadside breath test, allegedly tested positive to methamphetamine.

She was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station where she was charged with using a weapon to avoid apprehension, dangerous and negligent driving, driving on a footpath and failing to stop after a crash.

The woman was remanded in custody overnight on Thursday and appeared in Bankstown Local Court yesterday where she was refused bail and ordered to appear again on Wednesday.

The police officer who was dragged along the road suffered grazing to his knee and hands.

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