Flicked cigarette lands pair in jail over holiday

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A tossed cigarette landed two men in the Lapeer County jail for Christmas.

Patricia Moore and her family were driving through Almont from a holiday dinner in St. Clair Shores on Sunday when a police officer pulled them over to ask who threw a cigarette out the window.

After no one owned up, Moore tells The Flint Journal the officer ordered her daughter to get out of the car after discovering she didn't have proof of insurance. Alvin Moore told her to stay put.

Patricia Moore says overzealous police are punishing her husband and son-in-law James Dunsmore -- who flicked the cigarette -- for exercising constitutional rights. Police say they were uncooperative.

They're jailed on charges of resisting and obstructing police.


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