State police: Traffic stop leads to convicted felon
A traffic stop last weekend helped Michigan State Police find a convicted felon with a host of other violations, the agency announced Monday.
Metro North troopers pulled over a 2002 GMC for a seat-belt violation on Eight Mile near Ilene Street in Royal Oak Township at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
After speaking with the driver, they learned his license was suspended. But there was another surprise.
“In between the driver seat and passenger seat was a pair of brass knuckles,” state police said.
That wasn’t all, though. A search also uncovered a .38 caliber pistol under the backseat and open alcohol elsewhere in the vehicle, according to a statement from MSP.
On top of that, after the driver’s arrest, authorities learned the 49-year-old Detroit man was a convicted felon.
He was held at the Oakland County Jail pending a prosecutor’s review.