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State police: Traffic stop leads to convicted felon

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

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.