Police arrest man accused of pointing handgun while driving on U.S. 23
Police have arrested a Waterford man accused of pointing a handgun while driving on U.S. 23 north in Green Oak Township Tuesday.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police Brighton Post and officers from the Green Oak Township Police department responded to a call around 5:20 p.m. from a semitruck driver who saw the man holding the gun, according to a news release. The vehicles were northbound on U.S. 23, south of Interstate 96.
The semi driver told Livingston County dispatchers that the man, who was driving a black pickup, was pointing a black and silver handgun at the passenger door with his finger on the trigger.
Police responded to the call while dispatchers were able to get enough details from the semi truck driver, from Westland, so they could locate the suspect. The pickup driver was eventually stopped in the area of U.S. 23 and M-59.
Police said the suspect was arrested without incident and a semi-automatic handgun was found in his vehicle.
Charges are being sought through the Livingston County prosecutor.
Julie Baker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 734-623-2576.