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Niagara County police seeking UTV driver who dragged officer 300 feet

A law enforcement officer was dragged 300 feet by a utility task vehicle in Wheatfield about 8 p.m. Sunday and Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour is asking area residents for help in finding the driver.

Sheriff Voutour, on Twitter, said the UTV was blue and that it was last seen traveling north on Witmer Road with a “heavy-set” male on board wearing a blue helmet. Anyone with information is asked to call 438-3395.

The incident occurred at 7346 Liberty Drive, between Williams Road and River Road, authorities said.

The officer was hurt, Voutour tweeted. The extent of his injuries was not immediately reported. An emergency crew from Frontier Volunteer Fire Company also responded.

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