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Originally published May 22, 2014 at 6:56 AM | Page modified May 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM

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'Are you smoking pot?'; 'Why yes, I am, officer'

Massachusetts police say a Springfield man blew through a stop sign and also blew a cloud of marijuana smoke when he was pulled over.


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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —

Massachusetts police say a Springfield man blew through a stop sign and also blew a cloud of marijuana smoke when he was pulled over.

An officer enforcing seat belt laws as part of the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign saw a vehicle drive through a stop sign Tuesday evening. When the driver stopped and rolled down the window, police say, the officer was "covered in a plume of smoke."

Sgt. John Delaney says the officer asked: "Are you smoking marijuana while operating this motor vehicle?"

The driver allegedly responded: "Why, yes, I am, officer."

The 30-year-old driver was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on charges of operating under the influence of drugs, failure to obey a stop sign, and failure to wear a seat belt.



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