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May 07, 2019

Man arrested for driving BMW without tires on I-95 in Philly

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Kristen Oswald, of Royersford, Montgomery County, died during an Ironman triathlon in Ohio on Sunday after being struck by a commercial truck struck while she was cycling on the course. 

A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he drove for about 10 minutes on I-95 in Philadelphia with no tires on his vehicle.

Pennsylvania State Police told 6ABC the BMW convertible traveled nearly five miles from around Tacony through Port Richmond on I-95 southbound on the rims of his wheels.

Drivers in the area told the news station that the car spewed a trail of concrete and debris.

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The driver of the BMW was reportedly combative with authorities when he was eventually stopped, according to the New York Daily News.

Investigators took the suspect to a local hospital for evaluation and to determine whether he was driving under the influence.

The identity of the driver has not been released and the incident remains under investigation.