VIDEO: Officer dragged during traffic stop

A traffic stop became a life-threatening situation for a South Daytona police officer.

Police said Frank Wetzel, 61, was pulled over after blowing through a stop sign. Police said he started fidgeting with something next to him, making the officer suspicious.

The officer was running the accused violator's license when he noticed him ruffling his hands near the console of his yellow Jeep, police said. The officer identified Wetzel as a previously convicted felon.

Investigators said the officer asked the suspect if he was hiding anything in the Jeep.

"Frank, there's nothing illegal in the car or anything?" the officer asks in the footage.

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