Combination of debris led to rash of flats, not spike strip, Chattanooga police say

Combination of debris led to rash of flats, not spike strip, Chattanooga police say

October 8th, 2012 by Cliff Hightower in Local - Breaking News

A truck belonging to Jarami Rollen is worked on at National Tire and Battery on Rossville Boulevard after receiving flat tires Sunday after driving on Dodds Avenue. Multiple cars suffered flat tires due to debris on the road.

Photo by Allison Love/Times Free Press.

A combination of nails, screws and tacks led to dozen of cars with flat tires on Dodds Avenue and Rossville Boulevard over the weekend.

Chattanooga police spokesman Officer Nathan Hartwig said in a news release that the debris was either placed intentionally or carelessly.

The debris even flattened the tires on three police patrol cars, he said.

Reports of police spikes being left in the road after a pursuit are not true, Hartwig said.

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