WORCESTER – On Saturday morning, a Worcester Police Gang Unit officer arrested a 19-year-old with an illegal “stun gun” near Lincoln Square.

According to the Worcester Police Department [WPD], the officer observed William Guivas of 57 Fox St. driving toward him and swerve over the double yellow line. Guivas made a lane change without signaling and the officer stopped  Guivas.

The officer recgonized Guivas and knew he did not have a license to operate a motor vehicle, and he confirmed this through the CJIS system. Guivas was placed under arrest. As the officer removed Guivas from the vehicle, the officer noticed a purple rubber handle in the door pocket of the driver’s door. The officer saw prongs on the edge of this item, which he recognized as an illegal “stun gun.” Massachusetts General Law has recently been amended to classify stun guns as firearms.

Guivas was charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, and Improper Storage of a Firearm. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.

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