Madison County

Richmond officer almost became a passenger in traffic stop

Matthew Dailey
Matthew Dailey

A Richmond man was in jail after allegedly trying to drive an SUV while a police officer was trapped inside the vehicle, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader's reporting partner.

Matthew Dailey, 20, was arrested by Richmond Police Friday after police tried to question him about a hit-and-run involving his SUV, WKYT reported. Dailey denied knowing anything about it, but was later seen driving a vehicle matching the description of the SUV. Police then attempted to pull him over.

Police say Dailey then tried to drive away as an officer tried to remove Dailey from the SUV, but court documents state Dailey tried to drive away with the officer still trapped inside the SUV, WKYT reported.

Dailey is charged with one count of wanton endangerment toward a police officer, two counts of fleeing or evading police, and one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, WKYT reported Dailey ran from police before being arrested. He was booked in the Madison County jail.