NBC affiliate WSMV reported the trooper tried pulling a car over at around 1 p.m. on Nov. 15 after the trooper saw it tailgating another car at the I-440 and I-24 eastbound split. Michael Moore slowed down the car and pulled over on the right shoulder near Mile Marker 54.
According to the report, the trooper walked over to Moore. The THP troopers said Moore was high and the car wasn’t parked, and he was asked to step out of the car leaving his wallet and phone inside.
The report said Moore opened the door and started acting “fidgety” while reaching for the left-bottom side of the driver’s seat. The trooper reached into the car to turn it off when Moore drove off with the trooper hanging out of the car, according to the report.
The trooper got into the car and steered it into a concrete wall, according to the report. The trooper was then able to detain Moore and arrest him. After searching the car, authorities said they found drugs, drug paraphernalia and a loaded gun on the bottom-left side of the driver’s seat.