A 21-year-old Johnstown man who was stopped for not having a license plate or rear-view mirror was arrested earlier this month for improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle.

The man was arrested by New Albany police at 12:31 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 9800 block of Johnstown Road.

An officer found the firearm with a loaded magazine in a box on the floor in front of the passenger seat, according to the police report.

Under Ohio law, motorists cannot transport a loaded pistol without a concealed-handgun license.

The driver didn't have a valid concealed-carry license and told police he didn't take the class for a permit.

The man also had two boxes of 9 mm ammunition on the passenger seat.

He was under the influence of alcohol but was not found to be impaired, according to the report.

He was arrested and taken to the Franklin County jail.

In other recent incident reports from the New Albany Police Department:

* An 18-year-old Johnstown man was cited for OVI after being stopped for a marked-lane violation at 8:32 p.m. Sept. 9 at state Route 161 and the Beech Road off-ramp.

* A 39-year-old Columbus man was cited for drug abuse and controlled-substance possession or use at 6:47 p.m. Sept. 8 at Kitzmiller and East Dublin-Granville roads after an officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and found marijuana in the vehicle.