Man driving over 100 mph with loaded AK-47 pistol in car arrested in Southfield

AK-47 pistol with a loaded magazine
AK-47 pistol with a loaded magazine Photo credit Michigan State Police

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) -- A man in Southfield who was driving over 100 mph with a loaded AK-47 pistol in his vehicle was arrested early Friday morning.

At approximately 2:10 a.m., Michigan State Police troopers were traveling west on the I-696 freeway, near Telegraph Road, when they pulled over a driver who was speeding.

The driver was traveling 102 mph in a 70 mph zone.

Authorities said the driver, a 35-year-old man, was slow to stop.

The trooper then watched the driver placing items in the backseat, said officials.

Authorities said that once the driver stopped, the officer could smell the odor of intoxicants coming from the man.

The driver was ordered to exit the car to complete sobriety tests. Officials said he was then arrested for impaired driving.

After conducting a search of the vehicle, the officer discovered an AK-47 pistol with a loaded magazine and one round chambered.

The driver was lodged at the Oakland County Jail where he is facing drunk driving and other charges.