Loaded Gun Found in Car of Woman Arrested for Drunken Driving

Montgomery County Police charged a Gaithersburg woman with driving under the influence of alcohol, transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Sunday, according to police report.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., an officer from MCPD’s Alcohol Initiatives Unit noticed Stephanie Vasquez, 25, driving erratically down Georgia Avenue near Colesville Road in Silver Spring. After pulling Vasquez over, the officer noted that she exhibited signs of alcohol impairment. Vasquez was then arrested for driving under the influence after taking a sobriety test.

A loaded handgun was also found in Vasquez’s car’s glove compartment. She is prohibited from possessing one due to a prior conviction, police say. Vasquez was taken to the Central Processing Unit.

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About Tori Bergel

Tori Bergel was a summer 2020 intern at Montgomery Community Media. At the time, she was a rising senior within the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.


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