A traffic stop resulted in the discovery of a woman driving a stolen car with a loaded gun on Long Island, police said.
It happened on Friday, Aug. 23 just after 9:30 p.m. in Roslyn.
According to Nassau County Police, Danisha Patterson, 27, of Elmont, was observed by officers operating a 2016 white Nissan Maxima. The vehicle moved from a lane unsafely and officers activated their emergency lights and conducted a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop on Old Northern Boulevard, police said.
Patterson was unable to produce a valid driver’s license and an investigation was conducted leading to her arrest for operating a stolen vehicle, according to police. Further investigation led to a loaded black 9mm pistol being found inside the vehicle.
Patterson was charged with criminal possession of weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, unauthorized use of a vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation and multiple traffic violations.
She was arraigned on Saturday, Aug. 24 at First District Court in Hempstead.
Click here to follow Daily Voice Suffolk and receive free news updates.