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Couple files lawsuit against City for improper arrest

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- A man who was arrested after taking his wife to the emergency room has filed a lawsuit against the City of Chattanooga.

Jesse Wright was rushing his wife, Aline, to the hospital in June. Jesse says he treated the red lights as stop signs. Surveillance video shows he ran at least one light.

The Wrights claim Officer James Daves blocked the emergency room door. Jesse was arrested several days later. Those charges were later dropped.

The Wrights have filed a $1.5 million suit against the City and Daves. The suit claims Jesse Wright can't pass a background check because of his improper arrest.

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