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.