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Paso Robles police seize illegal firearms during DUI arrest

PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Paso Robles police officers seized two illegal assault rifles during a busy weekend of DUI arrests.

It happened just after midnight on Monday.

Police stopped a car in the area of 12th and Fresno streets after it was seen driving at a high-rate of speed and failed to yield. Police gave the driver a field sobriety test and administered a breathalyzer. The driver's blood alcohol content was found to be .14%, nearly double the legal limit, police said.

During a search of the man's vehicle, police found two illegal assault rifles in the vehicle. Police said an AK47 and AR-15 style rifle were found in the vehicle and were modified in a way that made them illegal in California.

Photos of the firearms were shared on the Paso Robles Police Department Facebook page.

Police said the man formerly lived in Colorado and Arizona, but is currently a California resident with an address out of Orcutt.

Paso police also made three additional DUI arrests over a 24-hour period. These arrests included one driver who crashed and had a BAC of .21%, another who had children in the vehicle when they were pulled over, and another who had a BAC of .22%, nearly three times the legal limit.

All four were arrested, police said.

Crime / Traffic

Travis Schlepp

Travis Schlepp is the Digital Content Director for KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.