Battle Creek Teen Arrested After Traffic Stop Turns Up Handgun
An arrest was made in Battle Creek this week after a teenager was allegedly driving with a gun under his seat.
The Battle Creek Enquirer says that around 8:30pm Tuesday, a Battle Creek Police Officer witnessed a vehicle fail to stop for an ambulance with its lights on, so he pulled the vehicle over. Michigan law states you have to pull over for oncoming emergency vehicles.
The 16-year-old driver told police he didn’t stop because he didn’t have a license, and because the car’s tires were bald. A search of the car was conducted because the officer smelled marijuana, and under the seat was found a loaded handgun with an extended magazine. The boy’s mother, the gun’s owner, told police the weapon normally was in the glove box.
The teen was arrested on multiple charges, including carrying a concealed weapon. He was released to his mother afterwards.