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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