Detroit City Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry settles $95 traffic ticket

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit City Council President Pro Tem George Cushingberry was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning for the infamous "Failure to signal" traffic ticket first issued in January.

The ticket was first dismissed when the issuing officer failed to show up in court. It was later determined a mailing error resulted in the subpoena being sent to the wrong precinct. The ticket was re-issued to Cushingberry earlier this month.

It all stems from a traffic stop when Cushingberry allegedly almost side-swiped a police cruiser. When police pulled him over, they found marijuana and an empty bottle of rum in the backseat.

Cushingberry said his passenger had the marijuana and had a medical marijuana card, and the empty bottle of rum was from another time.

He did admit to having one drink that night, but insisted he was no where near being over the legal limit.​

Cushingberry's fine amounted to $95 which is attorney promised to pay by the close of business Monday.

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