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Cranston Man, 20, Charged After Driving With Loaded Glock

20-year-old Nicholas Desjarlais of Cranston is facing weapons charges after he was caught driving with a loaded Glock in his glove compartment.

A 20-year-old Cranston man faces a felony charge of carrying a pistol without a permit and weapons violations after police discovered a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol in his glove compartment at a crash scene.

Nicholas Desjarlais, of 29 Seminole Trail, Cranston, was also charged with reckless driving for the Dec. 31 incident. He was taken into police custody after an accident at the intersection of Sockanossett Cross Road and Pontiac Avenue involving injuries, police said.

Police said they found a folding Smith and Wesson pocketknife in Desjarlais' pocket and the Glock Model 22 handgun was found in his car's glove compartment. The .40 caliber gun was loaded with 13 rounds of hollow point ammunition, police said.

Desjarlais was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Benjamine Mesiti who set personal recognizance at $10,000.

He is due back in court on March 2 for a prearrangement conference.

Monty January 11, 2012 at 01:20 PM
The guy is charged with a weapons-related felony and he gets PR? Only in Rhode Island.... pathetic. On a positive note, good job CPD.
gerry larrivee January 11, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Here in Utah, as in Reno - open carry extends to your glove compartment. And what good would the gun be unloaded?

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