MSP: Man Arrested In Roseville For Possession Of Firearm While Drunk

The man had a 0.17 BAC.

WWJ News
August 25, 2019 - 1:17 pm
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ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WWJ) -- A Detroit man is facing possible charges for being drunk while in possession of a handgun.

Michigan State Police say early Sunday morning, troopers saw a car going more than 10 mph above the speed limit in a 40 mph zone and drifting across the center line. Troopers conducted a traffic stop and the rear driver's side passenger disclosed that he had a concealed pistol license and was carrying a pistol at the time.

Police say the man, a 39-year-old from Detroit, displayed numerous signs of intoxication. Troopers secured the loaded Springfield 9mm from the suspect and initiated a breathalyzer test. The results showed the man had a BAC of 0.17.

The suspect was arrested and lodged at the Macomb County Jail, with charges pending for the possession of a firearm while under the influence. The suspect's name was not released.

Police did not disclose where the traffic stop was conducted or if any other arrests were made.