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Police Drop Charges Against Man Rushing Wife to Hospital

Associated Press

June 22, 2010

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities in Chattanooga have dropped charges against a man who was cited by a police officer as he rushed his wife to a hospital, thinking she was having a stroke.

The arrest occurred just after midnight June 16 at Erlanger Hospital, where Jessie Wright had driven his wife Aline, who works there as a nurse.

In a news release Tuesday, Chattanooga Police said they were dropping charges of evading arrest, assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and registration violation. The charges were placed by Officer James Daves after Wright ran two traffic signals on the way to the hospital.

Daves was suspended with pay on Monday, pending results of an investigation.

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