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Oakland woman arrested following car stop

An Oakland woman was arrested late Saturday night after she was found asleep at the wheel at a Mountain View intersection. 
Around 11:20 pm on July 17, a MVPD officer on patrol spotted a Jaguar sedan stopped in a lane at Grant Road and North Drive. When our officer approached the vehicle, they found 28-year-old Dominque Porter asleep at the wheel. Our officer also noticed a strong odor of cannabis emanating from inside the car. 
Our officer safely had Porter step out of the car and after field sobriety test, Porter was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. 
After safely detaining Porter, officers conducted a search of the vehicle and subsequently found a loaded handgun, several pounds of cannabis and concentrated cannabis, as well as more than $1,000 in cash. 
Porter was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for possession of a loaded firearm while under the influence, carry a concealed firearm in a vehicle, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, armed with a firearm while committing a drug offense, possession of cannabis for sales, and transportation of cannabis for sales, in addition to the driving under the influence charge. 
“This was excellent work by our patrol officer, from start to finish,” said Deputy Chief Jessica Nowaski. “His work kept the community safe, and we are relieved that this incident was peacefully resolved.”
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