Pot Smoker Named Curtis Stops at Curtiss park to Smoke, Gets Busted

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 07/06/2017 - 15:36

A 16-year-old teenaged male from Ann Arbor had just bought pot with his friend in Clinton when they saw Curtiss Park in Saline. They took it a sign to pull into the park and smoke a joint.

Moments later, they were spotted by an officer from the Saline Police Department.

The officer was conducting a routine park check when he spotted a black Hyundai backed into a park space. Inside the vehicle were two teenaged males and a white cloud of smoke.

The driver of the vehicle, a 15-year-old with a learner’s permit, said he’d taken his brother’s vehicle, without consent, and driven to Clinton to buy marijuana. On the way back, they saw Curtiss Park. Since his passenger was named Curtis, they felt it was a good idea to stop in the park.

Police confiscated a marijuana blunt, grinder, scale, pipe, and several glass jars.

The boys were taken to the Saline Police Department and then turned over to their parents. The report has been forwarded to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

Drunk Driver Arrested

A 27-year-old Ypsilanti man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving at about 11:10 p.m., July 3. Police were running radar near the Village Party Store on Saline’s west end when they spotted a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am traveling 67 miles per hour, according to a police report. Police caught up to the car around Weller’s, noting that it had slowed down behind traffic. Police saw the car drift in its lane and then activated emergency lights to stop the vehicle.

A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .15, almost twice the legal limit.

The driver was arrested without incident.

Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving

Saline Police arrested a 23-year-old Ann Arbor woman on suspicion of drunk driving on July 1. An officer was westbound on Michigan Avenue near Hopper drive when he saw a 2016 Mazda speeding in the eastbound lane. The officer clocked the vehicle going 56 mph in a 45-mph zone. Police turned to follow the driver and notice the vehicle “hugging” the left line of the lane and then the fog line. The officer flashed the emergency lights and stopped the driver. The woman told police she’d had three glasses of wine at her friend’s home. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .142. The woman was arrested. Her vehicle was turned over to her mother.

Man Arrested for Drunk Driving

Police arrested a 26-year-old Ypsilanti man on suspicion of drunk driving July 1. Around 1 a.m., a Saline police officer was at the light at Michigan and Harris when he heard the exhaust system on a green 1997 Honda CRV. The officer followed the vehicle and noticed it swerving in its lane.

The officer activated the emergency lights and pulled over the driver.

A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .216 – well over twice the legal limit. The driver was arrested. The driver previously had an operating while impaired offense in Westland.


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Tran Longmoore is a veteran community journalist. He is founder and owner of TheSalinePost.com. He is co-publisher of The Saline Post weekly newspaper. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 734-272-6294.

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