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'Are you smoking pot?'; 'Why yes, I am, officer'

Ricky Allende, 30 Ricky Allende, 30

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts police say a Springfield man blew through a stop sign and also blew a cloud of marijuana smoke when he was pulled over.

An officer enforcing seat belt laws as part of the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign saw a vehicle drive through a stop sign Tuesday evening.

When the driver stopped and rolled down the window, police say, the officer was "covered in a plume of smoke." Sgt. John Delaney says the officer asked: "Are you smoking marijuana while operating this motor vehicle?"

The driver allegedly responded: "Why, yes, I am, officer." The 30-year-old driver was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on charges of operating under the influence of drugs, failure to obey a stop sign, and failure to wear a seat belt.

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