Detroit Woman High on Cannabis Makes Dangerous Exit on Freeway

March 24th, 2024 Safety & Education
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In a startling incident on Detroit's I-96 near the I-94 interchange, a woman under the influence of cannabis made a perilous exit from a moving rideshare vehicle due to a panic attack, Michigan State Police report. The event unfolded late Sunday afternoon, around 4:45 p.m., on March 24th, prompting calls from concerned motorists to the Detroit Regional Communication Center about a pedestrian involved in a traffic incident on the interstate.

Initially, the situation escalated when reports suggested a possible kidnapping, triggered by the 31-year-old Detroit resident's sudden leap from the vehicle. Witnesses described seeing the woman exit the car from the left lane of I-96. Shortly thereafter, the driver of the rideshare vehicle contacted authorities, explaining that the woman had become distressed over the route to downtown Detroit, opting to jump from the car in her alarm.

The woman was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where she was found to be alert and stable. Upon further investigation, it was revealed by state police that her anxiety spiked upon seeing a sign for Port Huron, leading her to mistakenly believe she was being taken in the wrong direction, further heightened by her impairment from cannabis use.

State Police Lieutenant Mike Shaw commented on the incident, noting the woman's fortunate escape from serious injury. He emphasized the dangers of such actions and the critical situation she placed herself in.

Following a thorough review, authorities have decided to conclude the kidnapping investigation as unfounded, and the woman has since been reunited with her family. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unforeseen risks associated with substance use in certain situations.

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