Virginia Man Allegedly Points Gun at Another Driver on Route 6
DARTMOUTH — A Virginia man has been arrested following an incident on State Road in Dartmouth last night after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at another driver while at a stoplight.
Dartmouth Police received a call from a female around 8:10 p.m. who stated a male operator in a dark-colored pick-up truck with a Virginia registration had allegedly pointed a gun at her while at the traffic light near Shaw's on State Road.
Police were able to locate the truck on Faunce Corner Road near Lowe's.
Officers were able to safely remove the operator from the vehicle who was later identified as Michael Couture, 56, of Hampton, Virginia.
During the investigation and a search of the vehicle, officers were able to locate a 9 mm loaded Ruger handgun.
Officers also found an open bottle of alcohol as well as several other empty bottles and cans of alcohol.
Couture was placed under arrest and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, improper storage of a firearm, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating under the influence of liquor ( 2nd Offense ), possession of an open container of alcohol inside of a vehicle.
No one was injured as a result of the incident.