LPD arrests man after finding handgun in vehicle search

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 13, 2022 – KFOR) – An early morning traffic stop in downtown Lincoln on Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of a man for DUI and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

33-year-old Arturo Raya was seen driving the wrong way on 14th Street just before 2:30 am on Sunday. Officers conducted a traffic stop near 14th and P Street, at which point officers saw open containers of alcohol in the vehicle.

Officers took Raya into custody on suspicion of DUI, and a search of the vehicle yielded a 9 mm handgun. Raya is prohibited from owning a handgun due to a prior felony.

Raya was arrested and taken to the Lancaster County Jail, where he faces charges for a third-offense DUI and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.