Police: Arrested driver shatters Fraser cop car window
A Clinton Township man has been charged with malicious destruction of police property after Fraser cops say he kicked out a side window of a cruiser.
Donathan Ravon Smith, 25, was arraigned Monday on three charges related to a traffic stop Saturday night, said Detective Lieutenant Dan Kolke of the Fraser Department of Public Safety.
Kolke said an officer spotted a car stopped about 11:55 p.m. on Groesbeck south of 14 Mile and as he approached the vehicle the officer said Smith throw aside a bottle of alcohol. The officer also found a cup of alcohol in the vehicle.
After questioning Smith, Kolke said, the officer determined he had been drinking and did not have a valid driver license.
After placing the man in the back of his patrol car while waiting for a tow truck to arrive, the officer said Smith became upset, started swearing and banging on the divider between the front and back seats of the vehicle.
Later, Kolke said, Smith kicked the rear door window of the vehicle, bending the frame. He was handcuffed and taken to the police station where he kicked the rear window again and shattered it.
Kolke said the vehicle is being fixed and he did not know how much repairs would cost.
Along with malicious destruction of police property, a four-year felony, Smith was also charged with having an open container in a vehicle, a 90-day misdemeanor and driving while license suspended, a 93-day misdemeanor.
He was given a $20,000 bond and is housed at the Macomb County jail. His next court hearing is March 25.