Suffolk County Police arrested a South Carolina man, driving from EPCAL to Detroit, Mich. with three Sandy-damaged cars in tow, for allegedly being in possession of an illegal handgun.
According to police, Freddie Foggie Jr., 40, of Boiling Springs, S.C., was pulled over at the park-and-ride at exit 58 on the Long Island Expressway at 5:50 p.m. after an officer noticed equipment violations on a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck with a trailer transporting three cars.
When pulled over, the officer conducted a safety inspection and found a 9mm gun with a loaded high-capacity magazine.
Foggie, who police said was driving with a suspended license, was arrested on charges including aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Police said the pickup truck, towed and placed out-of service-for the safety defects, is owned by JK Trucking and Auto Sales located in Mississippi and was transporting Hurricane Sandy damaged vehicles from Calverton to Detroit.
Foggie was held overnight and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Friday.