Driver High on Marijuana Crashes Into Parked Patrol Car Responding to Accident

2013 Chevy Malibu driven by man high on pot sidesweeps police SUV in Michigan 6 photos
Photo: Twitter / Michigan State Police
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If this guy was hoping he could get away with smoking marijuana and driving, his hope was misplaced: not only was he caught and charged with DWI, but it happened because he crashed into a patrol car.
It happened on Interstate-75 in Detroid over the weekend, according to tweets posted on the official Michigan State Police Twitter page. The Ford patrol car was parked on the shoulder, as it was responding to a nearby crash.

A black 2013 Chevrolet Malibu spun on the road because of the weather, ended up on the shoulder and sideswept the police SUV before coming to a halt. During this time, the Michigan State Police trooper and the person who had been involved in the original crash were inside the police cruiser. Neither was hurt, but we assume the surprise must have been great.

The driver of the Chevy, a 26-year-old man whose identity hasn’t been made public, admitted to smoking marijuana and driving. Smoking pot is not illegal in Michigan if you’re a resident and are older than 21, but if you do it and drive, then you’re committing a crime.

As the Chevy driver got to find out.

“He was arrested for driving while impaired and taken to local hospital for a blood draw and will be lodged. The patrol car sustained minor damage and was taken out of service,” the Michigan State Police says. “So again, MOVE OVER and DONT DRIVE IMPAIRED! C’mon Man!!!”

The Chevy driver wasn’t injured either, but he will have to face the music for the DWI and the damages caused to the Ford cruiser. In the end, he will hopefully have learned the lesson that the thrill of driving while high was too costly to be worth it – not to mention risky, for himself and others.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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