January 22, 2021
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MSP arrest man who allegedly threw sandbags off I-96 overpass, hit car’s windshield

LYON TOWNSHIP, MI — Michigan State Police have arrested a man who allegedly threw several 40-pound sandbags off of an overpass at cars traveling along I-96 Sunday night. MSP troopers were called by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office around 11 p.m. Sunday for assistance with an accident investigation.

MSP arrived at the scene along westbound I-96 near Old Plank Road and took over the investigation which determined that a male suspect crashed his truck near the overpass. After crashing, the suspect walked up the Old Plank Road overpass, which is currently under construction.

Once in the construction zone, the suspect allegedly began hurling sandbags off the overpass and was trying to strike passing vehicles on the freeway. One vehicle was hit by a sandbag which crashed through her windshield, according to police. That victim suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident and was taken to a nearby hospital

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City of Chicago drops charge against Mia Wright after violent arrest outside Brickyard Mall

A misdemeanor charge has been dropped against a woman who says she was left partially blind earlier this year when Chicago police officers smashed through a car’s windows to drag her out by the hair in a video-recorded encounter outside the Brickyard Mall.

City officials moved to dismiss the disorderly conduct charge against Mia Wright on Monday, records show, nearly four months after the violent May 31 arrest.

Representatives for the city’s legal and police departments declined to comment on the decision — and they didn’t offer an explanation to Wright, either, according to her lawyer.

“I think this one speaks for itself,” attorney Nenye Uche said Tuesday alongside Wright. “Watching the video, assessing and evaluating the entire circumstance — it’s obvious that it’s baseless.”

Bystanders recorded as police used batons to smash the windows of Wright’s cousin’s car outside the Northwest Side mall. An officer grabbed Wright’s hair, which

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Ludlow Police arrest man accused of striking a pedestrian, causing a 3-car collision and escaping by swimming

LUDLOW – A Connecticut man faces multiple charges after he allegedly hit a pedestrian, caused a three-car collision while trying to flee the scene and then swam across the Chicopee River to escape the second crash.

Andrew J. Milne, 39, of Stafford Springs, was identified after an investigation and later turned himself into Ludlow Police. He was arraigned in Palmer District Court on Tuesday on three counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, two counts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, resisting arrest, reckless operation and multiple motor vehicle violations, Police Chief Daniel J. Valadas said.

Milne is accused of striking a female pedestrian with his truck on Sept. 20 at the intersection of Cady and West streets. The victim was taken to Baystate Medical Center by Ludlow firefighter paramedics and was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, he said.

He sped

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