Traffic stop results in gun seizure and numerous other charges


A pair of 18-year-old males from Windsor face charges following a traffic stop Tuesday night near McGregor.

The Amherstburg Police Service states that shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, an officer stopped a silver 2015 Dodge Dart for allegedly travelling at 90 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone on Essex County Road 11 (Walker Road) in the area of Essex County Road 8.

During the traffic stop, police issued an approved screening device demand (roadside breath demand) to the 18-year-old male driver. He allegedly failed to provide a sample at which time he was placed under arrest.

All passengers were requested to exit the vehicle at which time it was searched.

According to police, the search revealed an open bottle of alcohol immediately behind the driver’s seat as well as .22 calibre revolver immediately behind the passenger seat. Following the discovery of the firearm, all of the vehicle occupants were placed under arrest.

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The driver, an 18-year-old Windsor male has been charged with failing or refusing to provide sample, driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available, being a novice driver – B.A.C. above zero, failing to surrender insurance card, failing to surrender permit for motor vehicle and speeding.

The 18-year-old passenger, also of Windsor, is charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was firearm.

Three other passengers, a 17-year-old female, a 17-year-old male, and an 18-year-old female, were released unconditionally.

Police are reminding the public that firearm safety is very important. Firearms should be stored and transported properly to ensure the safety of the public.

If you know of anyone in possession of illegal firearms, you are encouraged to contact police at 519-736-3622, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

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