Nightside Report July 23, 2021: Angry driver on I-696 shoots tow truck because it was in the way, Michigan man files $10M lawsuit against Keego Harbor police

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Tow truck shot in case of road rage on I-696 near Coolidge
Tow truck shot in case of road rage on I-696 near Coolidge

Angry driver on I-696 shoots tow truck because it was in the way

DETROIT – A driver who was angry that a tow truck was in his way on I-696 decided to pull out a gun and shoot at it, officials said.

Michigan State Police said the incident happened around 2:35 p.m. Friday (July 23) on westbound I-696 near Coolidge Highway.

A tow truck driver told authorities that the driver of a Chevrolet sedan was unhappy that the tow truck was in the way. He said he was in the center right lane and the sedan was in the center left lane at the time of the incident.

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Metro Detroit weather: Storm chances, humidity persist into weekend

Rain has returned to Southeast Michigan, but it looks like we’ll pick up much more Saturday. We’re tracking three potential rounds, and at least one of them could be severe.

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4 Fast Facts

  • The Justice Department said Thursday it will not open a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan’s nursing homes. Click here to read more.
  • Video shows a man pull out a gun and start firing right before Detroit police officers appear to flee. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan Rep. Jewell Jones was in court on Friday (July 23) for a violation of his bond involving a tether that monitors alcohol intake. Click here to read more.
  • Three residents from Metro Detroit and 19 others across the country have been charged in connection with an $11 million fraud scheme. Click here to read more.

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Michigan man files $10M lawsuit against Keego Harbor police alleging racial profiling

A man said the Keego Harbor Police Department racially profiled him and he is filing a lawsuit.

Brian Chaney said he was walking down the street, listening to a podcast in Keego Harbor when police handcuffed him and accused him of a crime.

Chaney said he had dropped his kids off for an early morning workout and decided to get in some exercise himself. He was walking up and down Orchard Lake Road when he said he was stopped by police.

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