SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Holyoke man was arrested on I-291 and faces 10 charges after police pull him over for operating an unregistered Slingshot motorcycle.

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, at approximately 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, officers observed a man not wearing a helmet while operating a Slingshot motorcycle on West Street. The registration came back as revoked.

Police conducted a traffic stop on I-291 near exit 5B. The operator, identified as 42-year-old Raymond Maldonado, did not have a license to operate a motorcycle. Officers found a large-capacity firearm inside a black satchel that he was wearing and open containers of alcohol inside the Slingshot.

Raymond Gonzalez (Springfield Police Department)

Raymond Maldonado was arrested and charged with the following:

  1. Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
  2. Carrying a Loaded Large Capacity Firearm on a Public Way
  3. Firearm Violation with 2 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes
  4. Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  5. Possession of a High-Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device
  6. Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle
  7. Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  8. Uninsured Motor Vehicle
  9. Unregistered Motor Vehicle
  10. Motorcycle Equipment Violation