Loaded gun found during traffic stop

A redesigned Amherstburg Police vehicle is parked outside Windsor Police Headquarters on October 12, 2018. Photo by Mark Brown/Blackburn News.

A Windsor man is facing weapons charges after being stopped for speeding in Amherstburg.

The Windsor Police in Amherstburg stopped the vehicle going 30 km/hr over the speed limit on Front Road Wednesday night.

After stopping the vehicle, officers discovered the driver had a suspended license. Further investigation revealed the driver also had a loaded gun in the car. Officers arrested and charged the driver.

Simon Toma, 22, is facing a number of weapons charges including possession of a loaded restricted firearm and occupying a vehicle with a restricted firearm. The charges have not been proven in court.

The Windsor Police Service Drugs and Guns (DIGS) Unit is continuing to actively investigate this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service – DIGS Unit at 519-255-6700 ext. 4361, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.