BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A person who allegedly threatened one other individual in Berkeley was stopped for suspicion of DUI and located to have had a loaded gun in his possession, police mentioned Thursday.
The incidents occurred within the early morning hours on Tuesday. Berkeley police mentioned at 1:44 a.m., officers responded after an individual reported being approached by a suspect within the car parking zone of a enterprise on the 800 block of Potter Road.
The suspect had his palms close to his waistband and demanded the individual come over to him. The sufferer, involved the suspect was armed with a weapon, ran from the suspect and known as police.
The sufferer identified the suspect to arriving officers and the suspect began to drive away in a car that had noticeable front-end harm as if it had been in a current collision, police mentioned.
When officers stopped the car and contacted the motive force, they observed a number of indicators of intoxication. A search of the suspect’s car turned up a loaded handgun hidden beneath the entrance seat and with its serial quantity scratched off, police mentioned.
Following a sequence of sobriety assessments, the unidentified suspect – a 43-year-old Vallejo man – was arrested on suspicion of driving below the affect, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a hid weapon, amongst different offenses.
On Wednesday, the Alameda County District Lawyer’s Workplace charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a loaded firearm, driving below the affect, and driving below the affect with a BAC over 0.08% in addition to a prison enhancement for refusing a chemical take a look at.