An East Ridge Police officer is suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. East Ridge Police Captain Tim Mullinax tells NewsChannel 9 officer Sean Merriman is suspended with pay.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office officials say they are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened on Blue Spruce Road after midnight Friday morning. A Chevy S-10 truck parked on the side of the road was hit during the wee hours on Blue Spruce Road by another vehicle (photo above). That vehicle, an SUV, reportedly either belongs to or was assigned to officer Merriman.