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Cops Found Gun Without Serial Number in DUI Suspect’s Car

When a Delaware man was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, he found himself jailed on many charges after the police searched his vehicle and allegedly found an illegal firearm.

In the early morning hours on December 9, a man from New Castle was driving in a local residential area. It was reported that around 1:00 AM, officers from the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department saw the vehicle, and they believed it was being driven erratically. They decided to perform a traffic stop to investigate further.

According to reports, when the driver pulled over and the officers began to talk to him, they believed he displayed several indications of being intoxicated. The man was identified, and it was decided that he was too altered to drive. He was told he was being arrested for operating his vehicle under the influence.

The officers searched the inside of the vehicle, and they reportedly discovered a gun with the serial number removed was sitting on the back seat. They described it as a Hi-Point .45 caliber firearm.

The man was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Chester County Prison. He is facing many preliminary charges, including possession of firearms by persons not permitted, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, incapacity to drive safely, fraudulent use/removal of a registration plate, driving without a license, failure to exhibit a driver’s license on demand, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with an altered manufacturer’s number. It was reported that he is currently being held on a $25,000 cash bond and is scheduled to appear in court on December 15 regarding the allegations.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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