Weapons seized after they’re pointed at other drivers

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Troy — Police are investigating a weekend incident on Interstate 75 in which four firearms were seized after occupants of a vehicle were seen pointing the weapons at other motorists.

A motorist called police about 8:30 p.m. Saturday to report the driver of a red Ford Edge headed south on Interstate 75 near Crooks had a gun in each hand and was pointing them out the front window. A passenger was reportedly doing the same with an assault rifle.

Police pulled over the vehicle, which they say came from Flint, and confiscated four firearms, 134 rounds of ammunition, an open bottle of vodka and evidence of recent marijuana use.

Among the weapons found in the passenger compartment was a Glock 17 handgun with a 30-round magazine; a Ruger SR9c pistol, a Draco 39-millimeter pistol with a drum barrel loaded with 59 rounds of ammunition and another Draco pistol with a 30-round ammunition magazine.

Police said all the guns were properly registered and two occupants of the vehicle had concealed pistol license permits.

No one has been charged in the matter which remains under investigation for brandishing weapons and consuming alcohol and drugs while possessing a weapon.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police at (248) 524-3477.


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