TROY, Mich. (AP) -- A 22-year-old Sterling Heights man who claims he was talking to his boss on his cell phone while driving when he twice rebuffed police requests to end the call faces charges.
The Oakland Press of Pontiac says an officer pulled alongside the unidentified man about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city about 15 miles north of Detroit and twice motioned for him to get off the phone, but the man shook his head "no."
The suspect told police he was aware of a Troy ordinance aimed at distracted drivers and said he was telling his boss that he'd be late for work. He did not possess a valid license and provided a false name and birth date.
He faces charges including driving while license suspended and hindering and obstructing police.