A 26-year-old motorcyclist dragged a trooper about 5 feet while trying to flee a traffic stop

The trooper stopped Stephen David Young about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after seeing Young riding the Honda motorcycle without eye protection, an arrest report states. Florida law requires motorcyclists to wear an eye-protective device.

When the trooper approached near Dale Mabry Highway and Lemon Street, Young tried to accelerate but the Honda stalled. The trooper put Young in a bearhug to get him off the motorcycle, but Young started the motorcycle again, the report states.

The trooper was dragged, suffering a cut and bruise.

Troopers chased Young for about four minutes, with Young turning off his lights, ignoring stop signs and trying to hide in a carport.

Young faces charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and attempting to elude police, driving under the influence, and driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license.

He remains in jail with bail set at $18,750.

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