Police Arrest Suspects Accused of Carrying Loaded Handgun on GW Bridge in Fort Lee
Port Authority police officers recently arrested two men who were reportedly in possession of a loaded gun while driving on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
The incident occurred a short time after 6:00 a.m. Port Authority officers stopped the suspects’ 2016 Dodge Charger as it passed through an EZ-Pass only lane at the toll plaza. According to officials, police officers observed the suspects attempt to drive through the lane without paying the toll. Beyond that, cops noticed that the Dodge did not have valid license plates.
When police officers moved toward the driver’s side and talked to the driver, they reportedly observed him exhibiting signs of being intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
Police later searched the Dodge and reportedly found a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm firearm.
The driver of the car was a 36-year-old South Carolina man, while the passenger was a 23-year-old Maine resident.
Both suspects have been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. Additionally, the South Carolina suspect has been charged with theft of services and cited for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), driving with false plates, and other traffic offenses.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Pair Arrested on Gun Charges After GWB Toll Plaza Traffic Stop.”