A 19-year-old Canton Township man was arrested last week for riding in a vehicle with an uncased rifle on his lap, according to reports from the Michigan State Police.
The incident took place at about 9 p.m. May 19 when state troopers were patrolling in Inkster. The troopers observed a Cadillac XTS exceeding the speed limit in the area of Carlysle and Middlebelt Road, and executed a traffic stop, according to police reports of the incident.
During their interaction with the occupants of the vehicle, officers observed a short-barrel Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle clearly visible in the lap of the passenger in the rear seat.
Subsequent questioning and investigation revealed the man did not have a license to carry a weapon.
The individual was taken into police custody. Troopers did not release any further information regarding the incident.