Border Patrol Agent Assaulted, Dragged by Car

Last Update: 10:10 pm

LA JOYA - The search is on for a driver who assaulted a Border Patrol Agent.

Authorities say the agent tried to pull the driver over just after 8 o'clock tonight near Military and Jackson Vela Road in La Joya.

The agent was standing next to the vehicle and began struggling with the driver. The driver hit the gas and dragged the agent several feet.

The agent freed himself as the driver fled the scene.

Authorities are looking for a light colored 4-door vehicle.

The agent was taken to the hospital to be checked out. He is expected to be okay.

If you have any information call Border Patrol at 1-800-863-9382. ... svIFQ.cspx