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Man arrested for DUI, possession of weapons

Suspect is as gang member and convicted felon, according to press release.
Michael Mendoza. Photo from Hollister Police Department press release.Photo from press release.

A Hollister resident was arrested following a traffic stop on Aug. 17 and faces five charges, according to a police press release.

The charges range from possession of firearms, body armor and driving under the influence.

Michael Mendoza, 31, was stopped about 2:13 a.m. by Sergeant James Weathers on suspicion of drunk driving. After being called to the scene, Officer Nick Rudolfs conducted a DUI investigation and found Mendoza to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Rudolfs also found several rifles including parts for AR-15 type assault rifles, Body armor with metal plates and a rifle scope.

Mendoza is a gang member and convicted felon, according to the press release.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is requested to contact the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78- CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.

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