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Tractor-Trailer Driver Arrested On Gun Charges At Greenwich Weigh Station

Carlos Echevarria, of Florida, was arrested at a Greenwich weigh station for having an unlicensed handgun in his tractor-trailer.
Carlos Echevarria, of Florida, was arrested at a Greenwich weigh station for having an unlicensed handgun in his tractor-trailer. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

GREENWICH, Conn. — A Florida truck driver was arrested on gun charges at a Greenwich weigh station on Interstate 95 on Wednesday after telling police he was in possession of a handgun.

According to Connecticut State Police, Carlos Echevarria, 37, of Hollywood, came into the weigh station scale at around 6:30 p.m. and was stopped for a routine credentials check when he told state troopers about the gun that was located in an unlocked compartment behind the driver's seat.

Echevarria, who had a prior felony conviction, did not have a state weapons permit for the gun, which had a high-capacity magazine capable of holding 12 rounds, police said.

He was taken to Troop G in Bridgeport for processing where his bond was set at $25,000. Echevarria was unable to post bond and is set to appear Thursday in Stamford Superior Court.

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