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.