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San Leandro man arrested for carrying a concealed firearm

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A San Leandro man was arrested after a police officer on patrol in South Berkeley found a gun and a club in his car during a DUI traffic stop, police said.

At about 11 p.m. on Dec. 22, the officer noticed a vehicle near Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Stanford Avenue speeding through the area, according to police.

The officer eventually caught up with the vehicle at Stanford Avenue and Vallejo Street, which is nearby in Emeryville, and stopped it, police said.

When the officer contacted the driver, the officer noticed the smell of both alcohol and marijuana coming from inside the car, according to police.

When the officer searched the vehicle, he found open bottles of alcohol, a quantity of marijuana, a handgun, ammunition and a blackjack club, police said.

The suspect, Jason Andre Clardy, 42, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed and loaded firearm and possession of a blackjack, according to police.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Clardy with misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed firearm in a car and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle and he remains in custody at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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