- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Five Austin police officers have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning over a four-day period, raising concerns that their police vehicles could be exposing them to the deadly gas.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the vehicles involved are Fort Explorer sport utility vehicles. Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay says some of the officers experienced dizziness, headaches and nausea. All were treated at an Austin hospital and discharged without being admitted.

A sixth officer also showed symptoms but needed no treatment.

While the Austin Police Department works with the Ford Motor Co. to resolve the problem, it is looking toward rending a fleet of vehicles to make sure officers are safe.


Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com

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