Driver facing jail time after trying to pull over cop
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 4:41
- Date Dec 18, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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The court is back in session and on the docket today a Michigan man.
Facing jail time now after -- tried to make a citizen's arrest of a police officer.
The man apparently losing it after he says he saw the -- driving without a seatbelt on and that's not all listen.
You are required a lot of lawyers big dog.
Could you can't speak -- -- yeah.
I don't know over playing here.
-- you understand there.
You figured out well you're.
The man behind the attempted citizen's arrest is now set to go to try -- on this two months from now no plea deal could be reached.
But he's been charged with reckless driving.
-- now David -- former prosecutor now defense attorney and Bryan Clay -- the same gentlemen welcome.
So this is this where -- this -- was viewed very unhappy.
Very unhappy his name is Steven Maclean he's sixty years old.
And he says.
The cop was violating all sorts of law -- and so Brian.
Did he happen to try to make a citizen arrest.
Meg and wait a minute there's a news flash that the verdict actually came -- then that the judge found him guilty.
And sends them to thirty days in my seven year old little girls etiquette and manners class act that's what he got sentenced him that's -- proper -- Easily -- Well because they are going to trial would have nots I've is is not that -- -- ahead.
He is charged with reckless driving he shows up get a day for court hearing an aborted a jury trial whether he was guilty -- -- -- The guy who is accusing the cop.
I'm sorry about that are -- -- legal issues no he can't make -- citizens arrest I checked the Michigan statute electronic make a citizen's arrest Megan.
Is that -- felonies committed in your house or you see a -- being committed in the public.
Or a police officer asks you to assist in apprehending the suspect.
None of those things happen here he had no right to to carry out a citizen's arrest.
What -- he can justice of the police can just drive with impunity and they can according to me you know mister McLean the cop was speeding it.
Was wasn't wearing his seatbelt and was endangering a canine.
A dog who is in the back of his vehicle.
You have is to -- is looking out for the folks -- in this case law enforcement he's got a tremendous concern for their safety.
Look was this a little overzealous yes but thankfully he didn't do a pit maneuver he didn't lay down spikes I think he used his camera -- -- Do you think this had something to do what they YouTube moment if I had to guess.
I'd say yes no Michigan is reckless driving.
Anders and -- careless driving now.
Was -- -- engaging in reckless driving endangering the -- safety of others -- himself.
I mean I don't think so was it careless.
Possible I don't think he was talking ever you do not gonna be as the reports say that this guy drives around taking pictures of cops who are where in the seat belt -- like sixty other they have -- doing this thirty or sixty -- -- -- -- a lot.
So is right for attention and he this isn't really issue for him unless it was hungry he is let's -- sound -- number one -- program.
When the light turned green he took off at such a high rate of speed and I can see you as a canine unit.
So is concerned for the possibility of a dog being inside -- -- sir you need to Wear your seatbelt and he started laughing.
It's gotten off it really meant I was mad -- south.
So having -- an -- Brian but does it amounts of reckless driving for him to do it.
Many and he was looking out his window so -- -- -- there.
Well and please also reacting to him -- initiated you can't drive a car was reacting you know us are not wearing a belt and going -- -- -- the got it back look.
A look I think the bigger issues -- I ominous that on my son -- an email after the show's over how -- give Melissa some some community service organizations that he can.
You can volunteer to help with -- he's got way too much time on his hands.
Made you know what else don't rule let's not all of us today not David -- read the rules the police -- all sorts of exceptions for the traffic rules when they're in -- they have the sirens on.
Yeah this wasn't that situation.
How to we don't want.
I'm going to speeding.
Ready when he was being there were no sirens on he didn't -- laws that apply to.
You -- Brian applied to him he was not referring wearing a seatbelt on also bringing you would not trying to affect the citizens arrest here he said.
You're trying to stop the officer and the officer are not being comply with the law he was going to.
Called the police department asking them to come over and possibly affect the citation.
Was trying to Iran Iraq -- -- -- There's a network and neighborhood watch -- -- -- -- in -- would be a -- for this -- will wait to see how bad trial -- guys thanks for being here we'll be right back.