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Driver Who Ran Out of Gas Arrested in Farmington for Suspended License

The following arrest information was supplied by the Farmington Public Safety Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 27-year-old Farmington Hills man faces a charge of driving with a suspended license, after a Farmington Public Safety officer stopped to help him push his disabled vehicle off the road at Orchard Lake and Grand River on Nov. 17. 

According to the report, the officer used his vehicle to push the disabled vehicle, while the man got behind the wheel to steer it into a nearby gas station. The man told the officer the vehicle was out of gas. The report indicated that the driver showed his license when asked, but the officer noticed the top right corner was missing, a sign that the license was suspended. A check of the man's background also showed an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Marijuana possession

A 19-year-old Novi man faces a charge of marijuana possession, after an officer found him sitting in a vehicle parked behind Drakeshire Plaza shortly before 11 p.m. on Nov. 16. 

According to the report, the officer noticed an "overwhelming" odor of burned marijuana coming from the vehicle as he spoke with the man, who said he was waiting for his girlfriend to get off work at a nearby pizza restaurant. The report indicated that the driver told the office he had just smoked marijuana and showed the pipe he used. A search of the vehicle turned up a plastic bag containing marijuana residue, rolling papers, and a total of 10 grams of marijuana. The officer later learned the man was also employed at the restaurant and had been out on a break. 

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