State police: Man arrested for DWI on turnpike, had loaded AK-47

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State police arrested a man for DWI, and seized an AK-47 rifle and ammunition during a traffic stop on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The traffic stop happened Saturday around 2:41 a.m. in East Windsor Township.

According to state police, Jonathan Lorick, 33, of South Carolina, was stopped for a traffic violation southbound on the turnpike.

Troopers discovered Lorick was under the influence and arrested him for DWI.

Police also found a fully loaded AK-47 rifle in his car.

Lorick was charged with certain persons not to have weapons and unlawful possession of weapons, among other charges.

He was lodged in Mercer County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.

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