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Motorist, policeman shake hands, drop charge

(AP) - Heads were cooler when Chattanooga Police Officer Gregory Chambers and Shawn Smith met again, this time before a General Sessions Court Judge.

Tempers had flared over a road rage incident when the two squared off over a traffic incident.

Chambers was off duty and Smith said he didn't know Chambers was an officer. The incident escalated when, according to police, Chambers drew his electric stun gun.

Assistant prosecutor Rex Sparks said the disagreement was the result of "angry words and too much testosterone."

Smith agreed to drop an assault charge if Chambers would apologize. They shook hands at the urging of Judge Clarence Shattuck, who pronounced it inadequate and made them do it again.

The 37-year-old Chambers is assigned to administrative duty while the department investigates the incident.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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