Man Finishes Smoking Joint Before Pulling Over For Police

A 36-year-old Clinton Township man told police he wanted to finish smoking his marijuana cigarette Sunday before being pulled over by a Michigan State Police trooper, according to a news release.

A trooper attempted to stop a Lincoln Continental driven by the man going south on M-53 at 30 Mile Road in Washington Township at 5:35 p.m. for an improper license plate, F/Lt. Mike Shaw said in the release.

The motorist continued driving and at 22 Mile Road, motioned with a cell phone as if he was going to pull over but also raised a finger indicating he would pull over in a minute, Shaw said. He was forced to stop after his car was boxed in by the trooper's car with help from Shelby Township police.

He told police he didn't immediately stop because he wanted to finish smoking a joint and call his family, according to Shaw.

"The driver exclaimed further that he had a warrant out of Florida, that there was marijuana in the vehicle and he knew he was going to jail," Shaw said in the release.

Marijuana and open alcohol were located in the vehicle, police say. He was being investigated for fleeing and eluding, drunken driving and marijuana possession.

The man was held in the county jail and could face extradition to Florida.

Source: Macomb Daily