A 51-year-old man driving a pickup truck crashed into a trooper’s cruiser Sunday, Dec. 1, according to Michigan State Police.
The crash happened on Interstate 75 at about 9 a.m.
The man was driving too fast for the road conditions at the time and lost control of his vehicle, police said. The truck spun almost 180 degrees before striking the driver’s side of the patrol SUV.
Investigation revealed that the driver of the pickup was under the influence of marijuana. He was arrested and a blood draw was administered, police said.
The trooper was transported to a nearby hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.
The pickup truck driver was not hurt in the crash, according to police.
Michigan State Police reminds citizens that “on the day legal marijuana can be purchased, do not smoke and drive.” Just like alcohol, those who smoke should use a ride service, designated driver, or stay home.
Driving under the influence of Marijuana: On 12/01 at approximately 9 00AM a Metro North trooper was policing a traffic crash on northbound I-75 south of Davisburg in Springfield Township. pic.twitter.com/ZfWenvStKq
— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) December 1, 2019