Lister Hangs Tough 

Another traffic stop, another officer reaching for the keys, another scary and unpleasant incident. This time the victim is Dan Lister, a Boise Police patrolman who was dragged about 200 feet by a 17-year-old in a Honda sedan. Lister and another officer had pulled the car over near the intersection of Fairview and Cole after they witnessed it running a red light. While both officers were administering field sobriety tests to the driver, 23-year-old Anatoly Altman of Vancouver, Washington, Altman's copilot, Yefrem Khrestsov of Meridian, reportedly started the car and began driving away. Lister attempted to take the keys out of the ignition, but the suspect hit the gas and turned the car sharply, causing Lister to hit a nearby tree. After spinning through the parking lot, the car crashed into Cole Elementary School and Lister was--amazingly--able to turn off the car, get the keys and keep the suspect from driving away. Lister was treated and released from a nearby hospital, and reportedly took a few days off to recover from some bad bruises and a back injury. Khrestsov could face up to 25 years in prison on charges of battery with intent to commit a serious felony on a police officer.

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