A Dresher man received five years’ worth of probation after he was found to have a loaded gun in his vehicle following a traffic stop for speeding; he will also have to forfeit his handgun, according to a phillyburbs.com story.
As previously reported on Abington Patch, Abington Police arrested Edward Francis Bennis, 30, of Thrush Drive, Dresher, on Jan. 10 shortly before midnight following a traffic stop.
Bennis was driving faster than 50 mph while he was headed eastbound on Jenkintown Road, where the speed limit is 35 mph, police said. The stop happened near the corner of Tyson and Fairhill avenues.
According to police, Bennis' license was DUI-suspended and Bennis had a .40-cal. Smith & Wesson handgun in the glove box of his vehicle. The weapon was loaded with 13 rounds of PPU 40 hollow point bullets. Bennis does not have a license to carry a firearm, police said.
Bennis was also arrested in March 2010 in Abington for DUI and arrested in Abington in 2006 for drug possession. Bennis was arrested in Upper Dublin for simple assault last February, though the charges were dropped.