Charges were filed after Storm Lake Police made a traffic stop at College Avenue and Lakeshore Drive early Saturday morning.
Police allege the driver, 24-year-old Cody Archer of Albert City, was intoxicated and after sobriety testing placed him under arrest for operating while intoxicated. Police further allege they located a 40-caliber handgun in the center console of the vehicle. Archer possessed a permit to carry weapons, but the permit was not valid due to his intoxication.
Archer was charged with OWI and carrying weapons while intoxicated, both serious misdemeanors. He was jailed on a two-thousand dollar bond.