A traffic stop in Oshawa has resulted in the seizure of a gun.
Durham police observed a vehicle speeding through a construction zone in the area of Harmony Road North and Adelaide Avenue East on Saturday, Aug. 21 around 2 a.m. The vehicle was travelling 90 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
The officer pulled the vehicle over and, upon further investigation, suspected the driver was impaired. The driver refused to provide a proper sample for the approved screening device and the male was arrested.
A firearm was located inside when the vehicle was searched.
A 35-year-old Whitby man is facing numerous charges, including stunt driving, and possession of a loaded prohibited firearm. He was held for a bail hearing and his vehicle was impounded.
Anyone with new information about this incident can contact DRPS Cst. Birmingham at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5100.