They detained a driver in his car who fell asleep with a gun in his hand on the "Hemus" highway, the police said.



Shortly after 7:00 a.m., a report was received about a driver who was making a detour on the "Hemus" highway, in the direction of Sofia.

When bypassing the section - towards km 346 of the highway - the uniformed officers found the car stopped in the emergency lane.

They detained a man who tried to thwart a police investigation by pretending to be an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs



A man was lying in the driver's seat with a weapon in his hand.

The place was secured, and a team from the "Special Tactical Actions" sector at the Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior-Shumen arrived for assistance.



The man did not comply with the order to open the door, which was locked, so actions followed to forcibly remove him from the vehicle and confiscate the weapon.



His identity has been established - a 21-year-old man.

The gas pistol was not registered according to the prescribed procedure, and the car was deregistered after a drifting report was drawn up for it at the beginning of September in Targovishte.

He has been a licensed driver for a year and a half and has been repeatedly fined for speeding.

The young man was detained for 24 hours.

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