According to a press release from the department, while responding to a “Burglary in progress” call on DuPont St., an East Ridge Police Department patrol car was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash. While negotiating a turn, the car left the roadway striking a chain link fence and a tree. There were no injuries.
The traffic crash is being investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, standard procedure for the department.
Additionally, other units responding to the burglary call encountered a group of juveniles in the vicinity. That investigation is continuing. No arrests have been made.