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Published June 14, 2011, 10:12 PM

Park Rapids police officer hosptialized after being hit by car

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Park Rapids Police officer is in the hospital tonight after she was hit by a car and dragged through a parking lot this afternoon.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Park Rapids Police officials say Officer Carrie Parks was trying to stop a shoplifting suspect in the parking lot of the local WalMart. When Parks reached into the suspect's vehicle to turn of the ignition, the suspect took off, dragging Parks behind her.

Once Parks let go, the suspect led other responding officers on a high speed chase, eventually crashing into another car on a county road. The suspect has not yet been identified and charges are pending. The officer was OK, but lost much of the skin on one leg and foot.