State Police report a man picked the wrong Hyde Park intersection to run a red light at early Sunday.
State Police say a trooper assigned to the Milton barracks was had just gotten a green light at Hyde Park Avenue and West Street around 1:30 a.m. when he had to slam on his brakes due to a car barrelling though the intersection against the red. He turned on his blues and got the other driver to pull over:
Upon the vehicle coming to a full stop Trooper Shruhan approached it and informed the operator why he was stopped. While speaking to the operator and passenger, identified as JAMAL TURNER, 30, of Boston, Trooper Shruhan observed numerous items consistent with the individual packaging of narcotics for illegal distribution. Trooper Shruhan also discovered the operator’s driver’s license was suspended.
After a short investigation on scene, with assistance from several members of Boston Police, Trooper Shruhan conducted a search of the vehicle and located a loaded illegally possessed firearm along with over six ounces of illegally possessed marijuana. Neither occupant of the vehicle was licensed to carry firearms.
Turner was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, having an open container of alcohol and driving without a seat belt on, State Police say.