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Gun and Alcohol Arrest

(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.

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