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Megan Gillis

Ontario Provincial Police have arrested and charged a man after officers responded to a pickup truck that had landed in the ditch in Mississippi Mills on Saturday.
Ontario Provincial Police have arrested and charged a man after officers responded to a pickup truck that had landed in the ditch in Mississippi Mills on Saturday. Photo by Postmedia /Postmedia

An Arnprior man faces impaired driving and firearms charges after the Ontario Provincial Police said officers seized a loaded handgun as they responded to a pickup truck that had gone into a ditch in Mississippi Mills early Saturday.

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Called to the crash on on Appleton Side Road at about 3 a.m., police also found the vehicle and driver’s description matched up with an earlier incident in Perth, Lanark County OPP said in a release Monday.

In that incident, a handgun was seen pointed out of the vehicle’s window, police alleged.

The 29-year-old man is charged with possession of a loaded restricted or prohibited firearm, unauthorized possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm, possession of firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime, careless storage, occupying a vehicle knowing there was a prohibited or restricted weapon, impaired driving, and failing or refusing to comply with a demand.

He was scheduled to appear for a bailing hearing in Perth on Monday.

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