TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of aggravated assault for dragging a New Jersey state trooper with his car during a traffic stop is now headed to prison.
State authorities say 22-year-old Daren Rebel, of Westville, received a four-year sentence Wednesday. He was convicted in January on numerous counts, including aggravated assault while eluding police.READ MORE: 6 Dead, 30 Wounded In Shooting At Chicago-Area July 4 Parade; Person Of Interest In Custody: Police
Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says authorities received several 911 calls on Aug. 10, 2012, reporting a car driving recklessly on Route 55 in South Jersey. A state trooper pulled Rebel over and tried to remove him from the car, but the vehicle accelerated and dragged the trooper.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Parade, Concert, And Fireworks Take Over Philadelphia
Rebel then struck a vehicle driven by an off-duty State Police captain.
He was indicted in September 2013 of two counts of attempted murder, but a judge dismissed those charges.MORE NEWS: For Some, Fourth Of July Traditions Down Jersey Shore Date Back To 1960's
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