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Police find guns in alleged drunk driver's car

March 30, 2011

An alleged drunk driver was arrested early Wednesday on the Glendale (2) Freeway after police found four unregistered rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his vehicle, officials said.

A California Highway Patrol officer stopped the 42-year-old driver, Aaron Pyke, at approximately 3 a.m. after he was seen speeding on the freeway near York Boulevard, agency spokesman Officer Ming-Yang Hsu said in an e-mail.

Pyke told the officer during the investigation that he had guns in his vehicle, Hsu said.

The officer found 554 rounds of ammunition, gun magazines, a .338-Steyr rifle, a 7.62-M44 Russian AK, a .22-Marlin 762 rifle, a 7.62-Saiga rifle and a loaded .40-Beretta handgun, which was registered to Pyke, he added.

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Pyke was later arrested on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol, Hsu said.

He was being held on $35,000 bail at the Pasadena Police Department jail.

--Veronica Rocha
 
 

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