(CBS DETROIT) – An 18-year-old man has been arrested after pointing a laser at a Michigan State Police helicopter on Friday.
At about 12:10 a.m. Trooper 2 was on air patrol over Wayne County when they were struck by a green laser.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says
Police say the laser was coming from a black BMW occupied by two people.
The helicopter then advised troopers on the ground that the suspect, who was driving the vehicle, pointed the laser several times from a parking lot located near Davison and Conant in Hamtramck.
Trooper 2 watched the suspect’s vehicle drive away from the parking lot.READ MORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights
According to police, troopers conducted a traffic stop and pulled over the driver of the BMW, and he had a laser device in his possession
The suspect was arrested and the vehicle was released to the passenger.
In Michigan, it is a five-ear felony to point a laser device at an aircraft.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Abortions Are Still Legal In Michigan
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