Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chattanooga Officer Hits Immigration Van (WTVC-TN)

Chattanooga Officer Hits Immigration Van
May 24, 2011 2:30 PM

A Chattanooga police officer crashed into a U.S. Immigration van Tuesday afternoon.

It happened at 2112 Stein Drive. According to investigating officers, a prisoner transport van carrying two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents and one prisoner was hit by a Chattanooga Police patrol unit. The van was rolled by the impact.

Police spokesperson Sgt. Jerri Weary said all three occupants of the van were taken to a hospital as a precaution however their injuries are believed to be minor.

The Chattanooga police officer, who hasn't been identified, was not injured.

Investigators said the officer ran a stop sign. A police supervisor on the scene said some disciplinary action against the officer is likely.

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