Unmarked police car replaces mayor's VW after emissions scandal
The mayor of Chattanooga is driving an unmarked Chattanooga police car after Volkswagen emissions rigging scandal came to light.
“The police department fleet has a surplus of vehicles and one of their vehicles has been assigned to the Mayor’s office for use by the Mayor and staff while the City is awaiting recall details for the VW TDIs,” said Lacie Stone, spokesperson for the mayor, in an email Friday afternoon.
Stone went on to say no police functions, including lights or special tags, are active on the vehicle.
A Volkswagen diesel Jetta was assigned to the mayor’s office. It, and a second car, have since been taken out of circulation until a solution is found and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.