Morning 4: Police make arrests, issue tickets in Southwest Detroit drag racing bust -- and other stories

Here are the top stories for the morning of April 2, 2022

3 drivers arrested, 20 tickets issued in Southwest Detroit drag racing bust

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

Drivers arrested, tickets issued in Southwest Detroit drag racing bust

Police have made several arrests and issued even more tickets after busting a group of drag racers and onlookers Friday in Southwest Detroit.

See the report here.

Will Smith resigns from film academy over Chris Rock slap

Will Smith resigned Friday from the motion picture academy following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock and said he would accept any further punishment the organization imposed.

Read more here.

Man assaulted at GOP delegate event in Shelby Township

Pizza, pierogies, politics, and punches?

A bizarre assault captured on video, which has been turned over to police, has the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office authorizing charges Friday against a man who not only dabbles in politics, but is also well known for running the Sterling Civic Theater.

See the story here.

Dearborn basement transformed into epic slot car track

He may be in his 60s, but Jimmy Attard is absolutely living out a dream a whole lot of us had as kids.

Attard has spent decades transforming the basement of his Dearborn home into an epic slot car racing track, and you really need to see it to believe it.

See the story here.

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About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.