Driver faces gun, ammo charges after stop
BY BRIAN STANLEY email@example.com October 22, 2013 10:08PM
Updated: November 24, 2013 6:36AM
JOLIET — A driver stopped Monday for not wearing a seat belt was found to have a rifle, ammunition and marijuana in his car, according to police.
A patrol officer saw that a driver identified as Nathan Clark, of Joliet, was southbound on Collins Street in a 2001 Cadillac DeVille without wearing a seat belt and pulled him over about 10:40 a.m. at Benton Street and Michigan Place, , according to Cmdr. Al Roechner.
“When the officer walked up to ask for his license and proof of insurance, the driver began crying and said he knew his license was suspended (yet) he’d been driving to see his kids,” Roechner said.
He said when Clark gave the officer a firearm owner’s ID card instead of a license, the officer asked “if there were any guns in the car, and (Clark) said there were.”
After backup arrived, officers found an unloaded rifle in the trunk, a magazine containing 25 live rounds in the glove box and three grams of marijuana in the center console, and a computer check showed Clark’s FOID card had been revoked, Roechner said.
He said Clark, 26, of 913 Jasper St., was charged with unlawful use of weapon, unauthorized possession of ammunition and possession of marijuana.