(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City man is in double trouble for allegedly having a firearm illegally while driving impaired. Branden Hewlett, 37, is charged with Carrying a Handgun without a License and Operating While Intoxicated. La Porte County Police said it was also against the law for him to have a gun because of a prior conviction.
Police said Hewlett disregarded a stop sign early Tuesday on Springland Avenue near Roeske Avenue. A handgun and partially consumed alcoholic beverage were found during a search of the vehicle, police said.
Hewlett was being held on $15,000 bond.