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Michael Vick's Brother Admits To Driving After Smoking Pot in Cumming

Forsyth County resident Marcus Vick was stopped by a deputy for having an expired registration on the 2013 Lexus he allegedly was driving under the influence of marijuana.

Michael Vick's Brother Admits To Driving After Smoking Pot in Cumming
Marcus Vick, the younger brother of current Philadelphia Eagles and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, was arrested early Monday in Cumming for allegedly driving while high on marijuana.

A Forsyth County Sheriff's Office corporal was "observing traffic conditions" Monday about 2:10 a.m. at Bethelview Road north of Highway 9 in Cumming, when he spotted a black 2013 Lexus LX 570 with expired registration and conducted a traffic stop, according to the police report.

The driver, 29-year-old Marcus Deon Vick, a resident of Huntington Crest Lane in Cumming, "moved to the left turn lane as opposed to pulling immediately to the righthand shoulder of the road," the officer wrote in the report.

Vick said he didn't have his driver's license on him, and when asked about his identity, "was slow to respond, appearing to be delayed or calculated in his response," according to the corporal, who smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the report says.

Authorities determined Vick is not licensed to operate a vehicle in the state of Georgia and has an outstanding arrest warrant that was issued by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Christiansburg, Va., and stemmed from a contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge. He had failed to appear before the court to answer to the charge, but the state of Virginia declined to extradite him Monday, according to the FCSO report.

Marcus Vick played quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies, where his older brother also played football, but was dismissed from the team in 2006 due to legal problems and unsportsmanlike conduct, according to ESPN. The younger Vick later played one game with the Miami Dolphins before his professional football career ended.

He told Forsyth County authorities Monday he is self employed in the sports marketing and sports memorabilia businesses. Marcus Vick had a total of $1,040, "folded in several different bundles," in his pants pocket, according to the police report.

Police also found $6,000 in cash in a book bag in the passenger's side floorboard of the car, which apparently belonged to Vick's passenger.

The man said the two had just left a house and had smoked marijuana while at the house, according to the report. They were en route to the passenger's hotel room, he told police. The passenger was not arrested.

Marcus Vick allegedly told police he had smoked marijuana at his home just prior to operating the vehicle, and acknowledged he also had smoked pot about 4 hours prior and was driving the car while under the influence.

He consented to a blood test and was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth before he was booked at the Forsyth County Jail about 3:15 a.m.

Shortly after, Vick was released on a $4,130.50 bond, according to Deputy First Class Doug Rainwater.

His girlfriend retrieved the vehicle he was driving.

The younger Vick was charged with DUI for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, driving without a license and driving with an expired tag or registration.

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