chattanooga man arrested trying to get wife to hospital

A Chattanooga man was arrested and “charged with felony evading arrest, assault on police, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, registration expired and two counts of traffic signal violation.” The only problem was that he was trying to get his wife to the hospital because she was showing stroke symptoms. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has a great writeup here.

I will let you read the details, but in short the man was arrested once he got to the hospital and the officer stopped him as he was trying to carry his wife into the hospital and told him that he was going to arrest him. This may be obvious but it is hard for the citizen to “assault” the officer when he is holding his sick wife in his hands!

Props to Hamilton County DA Bill Cox for dropping the charges. It’s good to see someone has a brain in Chattanooga. And as for Officer Daves who arrested the man…well he gets a paid vacation while the incident is being investigated. FAIL.

Here is another writeup from CNN. Scroll down the article for a video.

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