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Driver arrested after police find handgun
KEELER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL) A man from the Berrien Springs area is in jail after deputies say they found a semiautomatic handgun in his car.
It happened on M-152 just east of 70th Street Friday afternoon.
According to the Van Buren County Sheriffs Office, deputies pulled over the 26-year-old man for driving onto the fog line several times and for a vision obstruction.
Deputies say they searched the vehicle and found a semiautomatic handgun and two loaded magazines. The driver did not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
The driver told police he thought he could have carry them in the car if the gun and the ammunition were separated. Deputies say he had the gun and ammunition within reach as he drove.
The case has been turned over to the Van Buren County prosecutors office, requesting charges of carrying a concealed weapon.
The mans name is being withheld pending charges.