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Manchester woman charged after loaded gun found unsecured in car within reach of child

October 23. 2017 11:44AM

MANCHESTER — A city woman pulled over by police who said she narrowly missed a cruiser while drifting out of her lane was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after an unsecured pistol was found in the glove compartment, police said Monday.

Alycia Neely, 31, was arrested after driving erratically on the Granite Street Bridge about 7:40 a.m. Saturday, police said in a release.

Officer Andre Smith pulled her over and noticed a 7-year-old in the front passenger seat of the 2008 Honda CR-V, with three other kids in back ranging between 6 and 7 years old, police said.

Neely told Smith her car registration was in the glove box next to her handgun, which another officer found fully loaded, not secured in a holster and within reach of the child in the front seat, police said.

An adult took custody of the children before Neely was taken to police headquarters.

Neely was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and issued a summons for failing to signal when changing lanes, police said.

She was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and was scheduled to appear in circuit court Nov. 28.

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