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Cops: Man Drove Drunk With Loaded Pistol

Southampton Village police say man had a semiautomatic .45.

A man pulled over in Southampton Village early Saturday morning was found not only to be driving drunk with a suspended license — but also unlawfully in possession of a loaded handgun, according to police.

said that Joe Johnson, 38, of Southampton, was charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon around 3:36 a.m. Saturday on Hill Street after he was arrested for DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, both misdemeanors.

Johnson had a .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, police said.

Bail was set at $3,000 during his arraignment at Saturday morning. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Jaguar-Guy April 24, 2012 at 11:01 AM
No comment. It speaks for itself. Glad he is off the road, thanks Officers !!
Jackie April 24, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Drunk with a GUN in Southampton ! I guess this is not Kansas ANY MORE. Yes Thank you Southampton Police for your attention & diligence. God Bless and keep them safe.
RSA April 24, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Fully loaded, in several ways, this guy (and others like him) are just accidents waiting to happen! Southampton is no longer immune to this sort of plague.

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