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NY Man Found with Loaded Gun During DWI Arrest in Jersey City

By kcora on
Jersey City New York

A 38-year-old New York man was charged with driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a firearm Saturday.

According to authorities, on Feb. 9th at approximately 1:28 a.m., police were in the area of Kennedy Boulevard and Communipaw Avenue in Jersey City when a black Nissan Pathfinder almost struck their patrol vehicle.

Officials say when the officers approached the vehicle they noticed the driver, later identified as Kenny Summers, 38, of New York, had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol.

Police arrested Summers after he failed the field sobriety test. A further investigation, led police to the seizure of a loaded handgun with hollow point bullets in the magazine found inside an open backpack on the front passenger seat of the Nissan.

Authorities charged Summers with Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, Possession of a Firearm Without a Permit, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets, and DWI. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for Careless Driving, having an Open Container of Alcohol in a Vehicle and Failure to Exhibit a Registration Card.