Thursday, March 6, 2008
Welcome to Burton, Spice Girls!
BURTON, Mich. (AP) -- A 911 call from the driver of a Spice Girls' tour bus about a possible drunken driver led to the arrest of a suspected carjacker.
The bus was heading south on Interstate 75 on Saturday night when its driver noticed a man weaving in and out of traffic. Police in suburban Detroit later arrested a 36-year-old Burton man.
He was turned over to police in Burton, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit, in connection with a carjacking at a gas station. Authorities say he also had been stopped earlier in the day on suspicion of shoplifting.
The man was being held in the Genesee County Jail pending arraignment.
The Spice Girls were in the Detroit area to perform at The Palace of Auburn Hills.