Court date set for Ndamukong Suh's traffic ticket in Lathrup Village
Detroit Lion ticketed for careless driving on Southfield Road
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has a January court date for a traffic stop in Lathrup Village.
Suh was pulled over in his black Range Rover on Nov. 15 on Southfield Road.
According to police car dash cam video obtained by Local 4, Suh can be seen passing vehicles in the right lane before the lane ends. He's then pulled over.
The video shows the officer explaining to Suh why he was stopped. The officer says Suh was driving carelessly and he broke the law by passing vehicles on the right.
Suh apologized twice.
"I was trying to merge," he said, to which the officer replied, "You weren't trying to merge you were passing vehicles. You merged at the very last second."
The officer wrote Suh a ticket for driving without due care and caution and careless driving.
The court date is set for Jan. 9.
Police chief wary of ticket
Lathrup Village Police Chief William Armstrong said he asked to review the ticket with the city attorney because he initially questioned it, saying the "charge doesn't fit."
But Armstrong said the city attorney advised to let the ticket play out in court.
Suh's had previous traffic troubles
Suh has been accused of driving recklessly in the past. Last month, Suh was accused of sideswiping his car and driving off. But no ticket was issued. Last year, Suh was involved in a crash in Portland, Oregon. A female passenger who was injured is suing Suh.