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Man stopped for drunken driving

Sandusky Register Staff • Aug 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM

A 79-year-old Sandusky man was found to be carrying guns and ammo in his car after he was stopped for drunken driving Wednesday night.

Walter Thomas, of the 1000 block of Bennett Ave., was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, failure to advise officer of gun in vehicle, failure to transport handgun properly and insufficient headlights.

A Sandusky police officer stopped Thomas at Sanford Street and Tiffin Avenue Wednesday around 9 p.m., according to a police report.

Thomas allegedly was driving without headlights and continually veering to the side of the road.

He failed a breath test and was cuffed, but dispatchers then told the officer Thomas had a concealed carry license.

A Smith and Wesson was found in the center console, with 20 rounds of .38-caliber ammunition in the same area, the report said.

Thomas was cited and released, but his car was towed because he's had three previous drunken driving charges.

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