February 26, 2010

February 23, 9:37 p.m. - DUI, possession of cannabis, unlawful use of a weapon

February 23, 9:37 p.m.

UCPD officers received a call about a minivan headed eastbound on 47th Street driving erratically. Officers stopped the van on 47th Street between Greenwood and Ellis Avenues, and asked the driver, a 35-year-old man, for his license. The driver said he was not licensed, and the officers, after smelling alcohol, began searching the vehicle. They found a loaded 9mm pistol and a small amount of marijuana. The driver was charged with failure to register a firearm, possession of cannabis and, because he is a convicted felon, felony unlawful use of a weapon. He was later charged with driving under the influence at a Chicago Police Department station.