ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An Albany man accused of driving high while in possession of a loaded handgun was arrested early on Thursday morning. Dave Byrd, 27, was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree, and one count of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs.
Police say investigations began after reports of a person in possession of a weapon in the area of Dana Avenue and Lark Street. Officers observed a vehicle matching the description and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Washington Avenue and Robin Street.
The driver, Byrd, appeared to be under the influence of marijuana. Police also located a loaded 9mm handgun. Byrd was arrested and arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.