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A 28-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI and illegal carrying of a firearm.
Lawrence police arrested David A. Higgins about 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 2100 block of West 27th St., after an officer pulled him over because Higgins' vehicle was making a "loud, scraping sound" and had its high-beam headlights on, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.
The officer discovered the scraping sound was coming from a dragging muffler, and determined that Higgins appeared to be intoxicated. During a sobriety test, the officer found a loaded .22-caliber handgun in Higgins' possession, and determined that he did not have a permit to carry it.
Higgins was arrested, booked into Douglas County Jail, and released on a $1,000 bond. Charges had not yet been filed against him in Douglas County District Court Friday.