MICHIGAN CITY — A 17-year-old driver was nabbed Wednesday night carrying a handgun and several rounds of ammunition without a license, LaPorte County police said.
A county police officer said he stopped the vehicle around 8:30 p.m. along East Michigan Boulevard and discovered a loaded .40-caliber handgun with an extended 30-round magazine under the driver's seat during a search.
A .40-caliber magazine was also found between the driver's seat and center console, police said.
The driver was taken to the juvenile services center and faces a charge of carrying a handgun without a license, according to police.
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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.