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Michigan State Police said they arrested a man who was driving 118 mph on Interstate 94 near 23 Mile Wednesday and told troopers he was a cop.

Troopers were checking speeds on the freeway at about 7 p.m. with a radar gun when they spotted a vehicle traveling 118 mph I-94's speed limit is 70 mph.

Troopers got behind the vehicle and saw it didn't have a license plate. They pulled the vehicle over and arrested the driver.

While in custody, officials said, the man falsely identified himself as a police officer. Troopers searched the vehicle and found a 9 mm Glock pistol in the center console. Police said the pistol is registered to the suspect, but he does not have a license to carry a concealed pistol.

The driver  is being lodged in jail while prosecutors review the case.

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