Business Briefs: Chattanooga tow-truck company gets one month suspension

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A Chattanooga tow-truck company Thursday had its permit to answer police calls in the city suspended for a month after it failed to provide a background check on a driver who had a medical emergency due to an opioid overdose.

The Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board suspended the permit of S&S Towing. Chattanooga police said that on Oct. 19, it received seven calls from citizens about a wrecker weaving on Highway 58 near Champion Road. Police said the wrecker almost hit three vehicles.

Police said that after the tow truck was stopped, it was determined the driver was suffering the effects of an opioid overdose and that three hits of Narcan was given the man. Police said they also found a bag of methamphetamine in the truck.

Scott Summey of the tow-truck company said the man had worked for him in Florida.