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Deputies say motorcyclist was speeding, dragged officer

A man accused of fleeing a traffic stop and dragging the deputy who pulled him over for 300 feet, will be in court this morning facing charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, and resisting arrest with violence.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials say the deputy was checking for speeding cars on Interstate 95 near Woolbright Road at about 1:25 p.m. when he clocked Victor Morales, 38, going 112 mph on his motorcycle.

In a statement released this morning, sheriff's officials say the deputy caught up to Morales at the interstate off ramp at Gateway Boulevard and as he approached the motorcycle, "the suspect accelerated at a high rate of speed dragging the victim approximately 300 feet."

The statement goes on to say the deputy eventually fell off as the motorcycle headed north on the interstate.

Deputies later found the suspect and his white motorcycle at a plaza at 1729 N. Congress Avenue south of Gateway in Boynton Beach.

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