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.

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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.

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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.

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