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ACPD: Officers nab man driving on shoulder of I-395 with loaded gun in car

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A Herndon man is facing a gun charge after allegedly being seen by police driving on the shoulder of I-395.

The traffic stop on northbound I-395 near Boundary Channel Drive, around 6 p.m. this past Friday, was also prompted by the officer spotting “improper registration” on the vehicle, according to the Arlington County Police Department.

More, below, from an ACPD crime report.

WEAPONS VIOLATION, 2024–02160206, Northbound I-395 at Boundary Channel Drive. At approximately 5:57 p.m. on February 16, an evening patrol officer conducted a traffic stop after observing the suspect vehicle traveling on the shoulder with improper registration. During the Officers’ investigation, it was determined that the vehicle was not properly registered and officers recovered a loaded firearm in the vehicle. [The suspect], 32, of Herndon, VA was arrested and charged with Carrying Concealed Weapon and Improper use of Plates/Registration.

This morning, ACPD posted a photo of the gun and ammo on social media, touting the “proactive work by our patrol officers and… their daily efforts as they work to keep our community safe.”

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