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DRIVER SLAIN AFTER DRAGGING DEPUTY

An apparently drunken driver dragged a sheriff's deputy at speeds of up to 45 mph before the deputy unholstered his revolver and shot the driver to death.

Jeffrey Eggart, 34, of Royal Oak, died Tuesday afternoon of a gunshot to the neck, Oakland County sheriff's officials said.

The deputy who was dragged and a second deputy who was hit by the man's car were treated at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital and released. Neither deputy was identified.

Sheriff's Capt. Michael McCabe said one deputy was trying to administer a sobriety test when Eggart suddenly jumped into his car and drove away, hitting the deputy.

The second deputy chased Eggart, who pulled over after driving about two miles, but he pulled away again when the deputy reached in to try to turn off the ignition, McCabe said.

The deputy, gripping the car's window frame, was dragged several hundred feet at speeds of up to 45 mph before he managed to shoot Eggart.

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