(CBS DETROIT) – An 18-year-old man has been arrested after pointing a laser at a Michigan State Police helicopter on Friday.

At about 12:10 a.m. Trooper 2 was on air patrol over Wayne County when they were struck by a green laser.

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Police say the laser was coming from a black BMW occupied by two people.

The helicopter then advised troopers on the ground that the suspect, who was driving the vehicle, pointed the laser several times from a parking lot located near Davison and Conant in Hamtramck.

Trooper 2 watched the suspect’s vehicle drive away from the parking lot.

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According to police, troopers conducted a traffic stop and pulled over the driver of the BMW, and he had a laser device in his possession

The suspect was arrested and the vehicle was released to the passenger.

In Michigan, it is a five-ear felony to point a laser device at an aircraft.

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