When he tapped on the window, the driver, identified as Thomas Cabrera, 38, woke up and put the vehicle into gear.
On his way to Century Village's Pembroke Road and 129th Avenue exit, Cabrera allegedly tried to ram into Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue trucks that were responding to the original overdose call.
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Cusak reached into the vehicle in an attempt to stop Cabrera and was dragged for more than half a mile at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, according to authorities.
Cusack is dragged for over 20 seconds before he falls.
The vehicle was heading east on I-595 as police were pursuing closely behind it.
Police say Cabrera also tried to pry the officer's fingers off the door with one hand as he steered the auto with the other. When Cusack arrived at the vehicle, he confronted the driver, named as Thomas Cabrera, before opening the auto door. The car's passenger was also taken into custody.
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Cusack, a 19-year veteran of the department, underwent surgery for serious injuries but is expected to recover.
The officer sustained injuries during the pursuit.
Cabrera is now facing charges of fleeing the scene of a crime, evading arrest, driving with a suspended license and attempted murder of a police officer.
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