Posted 9/15/23

The man who dragged an Ardmore police officer behind his car during a traffic stop pleaded guilty to second-degree assault Tuesday in court.

William Haston will spend two years in jail as part of a plea agreement.

Haston was pulled over by Ardmore Police Officer Brandon Crews in February of 2023. Crews said he gave Haston routine field sobriety tests in a parking lot before attempting to arrest him for driving under the influence.

As Crews got his handcuffs out, Haston ran back to his car with Crews ordering him to stop. Video of the incident shows Haston drive off, dragging Officer Crews in the process.

Crews said he was dragged across the parking lot before he eventually fell and his leg was run over, trying to make sure Haston didn’t get back on the road.