HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was arrested on gun charges after running out of gas on I-91 in Holyoke.

On Friday, November 3rd, Trooper Angela Younger of the Massachusetts State Police came to the aid of a stranded motorist who had run out of gas.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Jamal Ramos of Springfield, informed Trooper Younger he was not able to make arrangements with anyone who could assist him or bring him gas. Ramos also did not possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle. Trooper Younger verified Ramos’ license status and issued him a citation.

While searching the vehicle in preparation for towing, Ramos exhibited visible nervousness and refused to step away from his vehicle. It was during this process, a loaded Galesi-Brescia handgun was discovered in the vehicle’s glove box.

Courtesy of Massachusetts State Police

Lacking both a driver’s license and a license to carry a firearm, Ramos was arrested and taken to the Northampton Barracks for booking. He is facing charges of Unlicensed Operation Of A Motor Vehicle, Unlicensed Possession Of A Firearm, and Possession Of Ammunition Without FID.

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