A Dover driver was charged with DUI after he allegedly dragged a Dover policeman along a city block while the officer was hanging on to his pickup truck.

    A Dover Police officer received minor injuries after he jumped into a pickup truck being driven by an allegedly intoxicated man.

    The incident took place at 10:52 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Loockerman and South State streets, said police spokesman Lt. Paul Bernat.

    The operator of the vehicle, identified as Aldemar Heredia of the unit block of Derbyshire Court, was engaged in a verbal confrontation with two people in a crosswalk, Bernat said. The officer came up to the pickup and told Heredia to put it in park, but instead Heredia started to drive away with the officer hanging out of the window. The officer managed to get into the truck and get Heredia to stop after being dragged about a block, Bernat said.

    The police officer received a cut on his forearm and bruised ribs.

    Heredia, 37, was charged with DUI, assault, failure to stop on command, reckless endangering, resisting arrest and driving on a sidewalk.

    He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court No. 7, then released on a $2,175 secured bond.