Red Bank first city to purchase Chattanooga-made Passats

Red Bank first city to purchase Chattanooga-made Passats

November 15th, 2011 by Kate Harrison Belz in Local - Breaking News

The Red Bank Police Department will be the first law enforcement agency in the country to send its detectives out on the streets in two locally made Volkswagen Passats.

Red Bank City Commission unanimously voted Tuesday night to approve the purchase of two Passats, which will cost $21,278 apiece.

Volkswagen director of communications Carsten Krebs said Red Bank is the first municipality in the nation to buy the cars.

"It's a great day, and we're very happy that the city of Red Bank wrote history tonight," Crebs said.

For more information, read Wednesday's Times Free Press.