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Texas resident charged with DWI and weapons possession in Delran

DELRAN – On Tuesday, police said that 45-year-old Joseph M. Rupert, a Texas resident, was found in possession of several illegal weapons early Sunday during a traffic stop on Route 130 South.

Rupert was pulled over around 2:16 a.m. for failing to maintain a lane. Further investigation showed that Rupert had an assault rifle, handgun, high-powered rifle with a high-capacity magazine, and hollow-point bullets.

According to police reports, Rupert did not have a permit for the handgun and other weapons he was carrying which are illegal in New Jersey.

Rupert was charged with multiple weapon offenses, driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated near a school, reckless driving and also refusing to give a breath test.

He was arrested and placed in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly. His bail was set at $50,000.

News Source: www.BurlingtonCountyTimes.com



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