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DUI Suspect Arrested, Handgun, Ammo Recovered in South Park Neighborhood

Seattle police arrested a 50-year-old man and recovered a gun, ammo and other items in the early morning hours of Feb. 21.

Officers said the suspect was spotted in a black Cadillac Escalade, slumped over the steering wheel and unresponsive at about 1:47 a.m. near Third Avenue South and South Henderson Street.

When officers looked closer, they spotted drug paraphernalia and a handgun in the center console. He was suspected of being impaired by narcotics.

Seattle police eventually woke the driver who got out of the vehicle. He was detained, questioned, and taken to the Southwest Precinct.

After a search of the vehicle, officers recovered a .45 caliber handgun, 10 magazines of ammo, a silencer, holster and two rifle magazines.

The suspect is lawfully prohibited from possessing a firearm.

He was booked in the King County Jail for unlawful possession of firearms and DUI-physical control.