The New Jersey State Police have arrested Assad Cleveland, 35, of Irvington, for DWI and recovered a gun during a traffic stop.
Police say on Saturday, December 29, at 12:21 a.m., Trooper Nikollaq Moni stopped Cleveland for a traffic violation at the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Fabyan Place in Newark.
According to police, during the stop, Tpr. Moni determined that Cleveland was under the influence and arrested him for DWI.
After further investigation, he discovered that Cleveland was in possession of a 9mm handgun.
Assad Cleveland was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, prohibited weapons and devices, and DWI. He was lodged in Essex County jail pending a bail detention hearing according to police.
Charges are mere accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.