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Police say man drove drunk with loaded AR-15

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Jeffrey Burns Photo: State Police

State Police arrested a Colorado man after they said they discovered he was driving drunk with a loaded AR-15 with several magazines and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

State Police were called a minor accident on Sunday morning on Route 17 in Goshen. Police said Jeffrey Burns, 35, of Fort Morgan, Colo., drove his Chevrolet pickup truck off the road and hit a vehicle parked on the shoulder.

As troopers interviewed him, they discovered he was allegedly drunk. When they searched his truck they found the weapon and ammunition, according to a news release. State Police did not say where Burns was headed or if they believed he intended to harm anyone.

Burns was charged with three felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He was arraigned in Goshen town court and sent to Orange County jail with no bail.

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