(PEORIA, IL) Friday, April 28, 2023, at approximately 9:25 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of N. Indiana on a call of an intoxicated driver that had driven onto a curb.
When officers arrived, they located the vehicle and developed probable cause for a traffic stop.
driver identified as 38-year-old John C. Allen was detained while officers conducted a search of the vehicle.
During the search, officers located a .380 handgun inside the vehicle.
Allen was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
Allen was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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