All seven charges against a Chattanooga man who ran two red lights last week while rushing his wife to the hospital have been dropped, the district attorney’s office said today.
Eric Jesse Wright was charged with assault on police, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment, felony evading arrest, registration expired and two counts of traffic signals violation. He was booked into Hamilton County Jail Friday and released on bond.
He was taking his wife, Aline, to Erlanger hospital Wednesday night, believing that she was suffering a stroke.
Officer James Daves, who saw Mr. Wright run the red lights and followed him to Erlanger with lights flashing, has been placed on paid administrative leave until an internal affairs investigation is completed, police officials said.
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