Two Lima men were arrested in Bowling Green after their vehicle was pulled over for a traffic violation and one reportedly had a firearm.
At 1:05 a.m. Sunday, Bowling Green police initiated a traffic stop for a marked lane violation at East Washington and South Main streets.
Malik Hobson, 22, was driving the four-door Mercedes.
Upon approach, the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Hobson’s breath and observed bloodshot, glassy eyes and lethargic motions, according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.
Hobson failed many of the field sobriety tests conducted by the officer, according to the report.
Cory Clair, 23, who was the front seat passenger, told police there was a gun in the car and that he had a concealed carry permit.
A 9mm pistol was retrieved from the front passenger side door. It had 11 rounds in the magazine.
A Glock was removed from under the front passenger seat. It also had 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Clair also had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and had bloodshot and glassy eyes, according to the report. He failed the horizontal gaze sobriety test.
Clair was arrested for improper handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and was taken to jail.
Hobson was taken to the BGPD and asked if he was willing to submit to a blood alcohol test.
He said no, according to the report, and was arrested for OVI/refusal and cited for driving in marked lanes and failure to yield the right of way. He was taken to jail.
A passenger in the rear seat was not charged.
Both Hobson and Clair were released Monday on own recognizance bonds.