A routine tinted-windows stop led to a probation search and a firearms-related arrest in Elk Grove Friday afternoon, police said.
John Hernandez, 24, of Sacramento was driving near Big Horn Boulevard and Monterey Oaks Drive when he was stopped by the Elk Grove Police Department for having tinted windows, according to a department news release.
In California, drivers may legally tint their vehicle’s back windows as much as they please, according to CHP spokesman Mike Zerfas. California vehicle code also mandates that the two front windows of a vehicle can be tinted, as long as the material allows a minimum of 70 percent of visible light to pass through. The same law says that nothing can be placed on a windshield unless it is roughly 29 inches above the driver’s seat.
No details were released about how tinted Hernandez’s windows were at the time of his arrest.
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Hernandez, who was on probation and prohibited from possessing firearms, was found with a loaded firearm and hydrocodone pills, according to the news release.
Detectives searched Hernandez’s home, where they found another firearm and a high capacity magazine in his bedroom, the release said.
Hernandez was arrested on multiple firearms-related charges along with violation of probation, according to the department.