Sabahudin Nuhanovic was driving his SUV in the area of Southeast Powell Blvd. near 137th Ave. when he crossed into oncoming traffic, almost hitting a police vehicle according to local police. Officers pulled Nuhanovic over, and upon approaching him said that he reached for his waistband numerous times before they could take him into custody. Once the suspect was in police custody, an unloaded handgun was found in Nuhanovic’s waistband according to Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson.
Upon searching the suspect’s vehicle, police found a shotgun, an additional handgun, and ammunition. Simpson said that Nuhanovic was also under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested on charges of DUI, reckless driving, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Gang Enforcement Team officers pulled Nuhanovic’s Hyundai Santa Fe SUV over after he nearly hit the police car. The suspect was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and expected to be arraigned on Monday, August 3.
Firearms charges are certainly serious, but many people in Michigan and across the U.S. do not realize how serious a charge of driving under the influence is. DUI is a criminal offense, and leaves the accused facing serious and sometimes life-changing consequences. Those found guilty of driving under the influence in Michigan will face substantial fines, possible jail time, driver’s license suspension, a criminal record, community service, and may be required to successfully complete an alcohol program. A criminal record often negatively impacts an individual’s ability to obtain employment. Repeat DUI offenders will face penalties and sanctions that are even more serious.
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, consult with an experienced Michigan DUI attorney before answering questions posed by police, or offering any information. There are various legal options available to you, and it is often possible to avoid a conviction and the negative consequences.