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Michigan man stopped for speeding, caught with stolen gun, police say

The loaded .45-caliber Smith & Wesson gun was reported stolen from Taylor, Michigan.

Angel M. Zelaya, 35, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, was

Angel M. Zelaya, 35, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, was charged with driving while intoxicated and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Photo Credit: New York State Police

State troopers arrested a Michigan man Saturday night on charges of drunken driving and possession of a stolen gun, authorities said.

Angel M. Zelaya, 35, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, was driving a black Pontiac G6 north on the Meadowbrook State Parkway near Exit M3 around 8 p.m., when troopers pulled him over for speeding, authorities said.

An investigation determined Zelaya was speeding and driving while intoxicated, troopers said.

It also revealed that he was in possession of a loaded .45-caliber Smith & Wesson, which was reported stolen from Taylor, Michigan, troopers said. Zelaya also had a box of ammunition with 90 rounds, they said.

Zelaya was charged with driving while intoxicated and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony. At a court appearance Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead, Zelaya's case was adjourned until Wednesday with bail of $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash; neither was posted, according to court records.

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