Seatbelt violation leads to drug arrests in Clarksville - WKRN News 2

Seatbelt violation leads to drug arrests in Clarksville

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Charles Riley, 20, was charged with multiple drug, weapon and traffic violations after an officer tried to pull his vehicle over for a seatbelt violation. Charles Riley, 20, was charged with multiple drug, weapon and traffic violations after an officer tried to pull his vehicle over for a seatbelt violation.
Michael Hunt, 31, was arrested on multple charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm. Michael Hunt, 31, was arrested on multple charges including being a felon in possession of a firearm.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

A traffic stop for a seatbelt violation led to the arrest of two men in Clarksville Saturday on drug, weapon and traffic charges.

According to The Leaf Chronicle, an officer tried to stop Charles Riley and Michael Hunt on Riverside Drive after noticing the passenger in their vehicle wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

The vehicle didn’t stop and continued onto Commerce Street.

The officer noticed a gun and plastic bag were tossed out of the vehicle near Hiter Street, according to The Leaf Chronicle.

A .357-caliber handgun was reportedly recovered in that area by a sheriff’s deputy along with a bag containing 6.3 grams of marijuana.

The vehicle finally stopped in the 400 block of Wall Street after it ran through multiple stop signs and traffic lights.

Riley, 20, was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license, unlawful carrying of a weapon, a drug charge, two counts of tampering with evidence and other traffic charges.

His bond was set at $210,000.

Hunt, 31, was charged with a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, simple drug possession and two counts of tampering with evidence.

His bond was set at $75,000.

*The Leaf Chronicle contributed to this report.

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