BERKELEY (CBS SF) — A man who allegedly threatened another person in Berkeley was stopped for suspicion of DUI and found to have had a loaded gun in his possession, police said Thursday.

The incidents happened in the early morning hours on Tuesday. Berkeley police said at 1:44 a.m., officers responded after a person reported being approached by a suspect in the parking lot of a business on the 800 block of Potter Street.

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The suspect had his hands near his waistband and demanded the person come over to him. The victim, concerned the suspect was armed with a weapon, ran from the suspect and called police.

The victim pointed out the suspect to arriving officers and the suspect started to drive away in a vehicle that had noticeable front-end damage as though it had been in a recent collision, police said.

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When officers stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, they noticed several signs of intoxication. A search of the suspect’s vehicle turned up a loaded handgun hidden underneath the front seat and with its serial number scratched off, police said.

(Berkeley Police Department)

Following a series of sobriety tests, the unidentified suspect – a 43-year-old Vallejo man – was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, among other offenses.

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On Wednesday, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged him with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a loaded firearm, driving under the influence, and driving under the influence with a BAC over 0.08% as well as a criminal enhancement for refusing a chemical test.