SUV trailing Gov. Haslam's vehicle damaged by gate

SUV trailing Gov. Haslam's vehicle damaged by gate

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NASHVILLE (AP) - One of the sport utility vehicles assigned to the governor's office is getting more than $10,000 in repairs after getting caught on a security gate at the state Capitol.

Surveillance video obtained by The Tennessean shows the vehicle carrying Gov. Bill Haslam passing safely through the gate, but a GMC Denali trailing the governor's car didn't make it. Security pillars rose up from the pavement, lifting the SUV slightly off the ground and making it swerve.

The accident on May 7 damaged the rear suspension of the Denali, but caused no injuries.

The governor's entourage was returning to the Capitol after a bill-signing ceremony in Clarksville and a speech at a bookstore in Nashville.

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