Central Texas sheriff releases video of deputy being dragged

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody released video early Wednesday morning of a traffic stop during which one of his deputies was nearly killed.

The Sheriff went to Twitter to share what happened.

"A highly intoxicated driver in possession of harmless marijuana & harmless cough syrup (sarcasm) nearly killed one of my deputies. WilCo sheriffs deputies showed great restraint when deadly force could've been used therefore it wont make national news. Deputy is OK, thank

In the heart-stopping video, the driver of the car revs the engine and takes off.

The deputy was forced to jump into the car and immediately began calling for backup.