A police officer was injured after being dragged for a distance by a taxi when he tried to arrest the cabbie for allegedly overcharging. The undercover officer and his colleague in an anti-taxi overcharging operation got in the vehicle at China Hong Kong City on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui at about 4pm on Thursday. They asked the cabbie to take them to Hong Kong International Airport. When they reached Terminal One on Cheong Hong Road at about 5pm, the cabbie was said to have charged them HK$397 instead of the usual HK$203. The officers disclosed their identities, but when one of them tried to approach and arrest the 44-year-old cabbie from outside the vehicle, the driver closed the door and sped off. The officer’s hand reportedly got stuck in the door, and he was dragged for about 10 metres before getting loose. The cabbie fled the scene in his vehicle. CCTV in your cab? Hong Kong taxi group offers trial run to improve customer service The officer sustained minor injuries and was taken to North Lantau Hospital. His colleague, who had been unloading luggage at the back of the vehicle, was not hurt. Police immediately launched a manhunt. The taxi was spotted and intercepted on Kap Shui Mun Bridge, 18km off the airport. A witness told the media a police vehicle was seen cutting in and out of lanes, finally intercepting the taxi in a tense scene. The cabbie was ordered to leave the vehicle before being handcuffed with his knees on the ground. He was arrested for furious driving and overcharging. A Kowloon-bound lane on the thoroughfare connecting to the airport was closed for a period before the scene was cleared. Traffic from the airport was interrupted. A Kwai Tsing district investigation team is on the case.