Butler Pennsylvania

Michael Hodges, 35,Butler charged with driving a stolen car

Police charged Michael Hodges, 35, of Butler with driving a stolen car stemming from a September traffic stop for speeding in Middlesex Township.

Hodges was pulled over in the 1997 Nissa Sentra about 4 a.m. Sept. 10 for traveling 80 mph in a 50 mph zone on Route 8 just north of Dinnerbell Road.

While behind the car, police saw a piece of paper come out of one of the passenger side windows. Police stopped the vehicle just south of Old Route 8.

Hodges, who it turned out was wanted on a state parole violation, acknowledged that he was “probably speeding a little,”  and he subsequently let police search the car. The search turned up marijuana, drug smoking devices, a syringe and other contraband.

Police later found that the car the defendant was driving had been reported stolen.

Hodges, who is being held in the State Correctional Institution at Mercer, is charged with a felony count of receiving stolen property. Additionally, he is charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, speeding, driving with a suspended license, driving without a license and littering on a highway.

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