A judge citing contempt has jailed the president of the company that operates the Ambassador Bridge linking Detroit to Canada.
The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report that Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentice Edwards ordered Dan Stamper handcuffed Monday and led away for failing to comply with an order to demolish fuel pumps and toll booths near the bridge, and rebuild a ramp on the United States side of the Detroit River.
The work is part of a project with the state to connect the bridge with two freeways. State transportation officials sued the company.
Edwards had ruled the fuel pumps, toll booths and part of a duty-free shop were built illegally.
Billionaire Manuel "Matty" Moroun owns the bridge and wants to build a second span across the river.
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