Stolen handgun found during traffic stop in Clinton Township

Photo credit: Michigan State Police.

A traffic stop for a car with no plates turned into the recovery of a stolen firearm by Michigan State Police over the weekend. 

The 33-year-old driver was on I-94 in Clinton Township Sunday morning when he was pulled over for driving without a license plate. Police soon after learned the vehicle was unregistered and didn't have insurance.

It's driver, identified as a Detroit man. was then asked if there were any weapons in the car.

Police found a 9 mm Springfield automatic handgun in the driver's side door pocket. 

MORE: Dearborn man harassed families at Bloomfield Township daycare, police say

A records check by police revealed the driver did not have a concealed pistol license. The gun was also discovered to have been stolen. 

The suspect was later taken to jail for review of charges.