October 20, 2020
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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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