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Armed driver arrested for DUII in SE Portland

The heavily-armed driver of an SUV was arrested on DUII and weapons charges Saturday evening after nearly colliding with a Portland police patrol car.

Sabahudin Nuhanovic, 36, is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (two counts), Reckless Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).

According to police, at 8:25 p.m. on on Saturday Aug 1, Gang Enforcement Team officers stopped a red 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV after it crossed into oncoming traffic, nearly striking their patrol car on Southeast Powell Boulevard near 137th Avenue.

As officers made contact with the driver, later identified as Nuhanovic, he reached for his waistband several times before they were able to get him into custody. During a search, officers located an unloaded handgun in Nuhanovic's waistband. Officers seized another handgun, a shotgun and ammunition during a subsequent search of Nuhanovic's vehicle.

Officers also determined that Nuhanovic was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.