Police: Man rear-ends state trooper, fails sobriety test on I-96

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A Michigan State Police trooper was rear-ended on Interstate 96 in Livonia early Sunday morning and the 33-year-old driver from Canton was arrested after failing a sobriety test.

A 33-year-old Canton man rear-ended a Michigan State Police trooper's car.

The collision took place about 5 a.m. on westbound I-96 near Middle Belt, police said. An state police sergeant was driving in the right lane when he saw a vehicle in the left center lane driving fast — 87 miles per hour, according to the sergeant's radar.

Before long, the suspect's SUV crossed traffic and rear-ended the patrol car.

While the sergeant was transported, via police car, to a hospital for evaluation, the suspect was given a sobriety test and preliminary breathalyzer test. He failed both and was arrested. 

The suspect did not sustain any injuries in the crash,

The sergeant has minor injuries. The suspect is under arrest, pending a charging decision by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.