It's illegal in Missouri for intoxicated individuals to be in possession of a firearm.
Updated with additional information about Missouri gun law at 5:33 p.m, Dec. 7, and at 11:47 a.m., Dec 8. A 73-year-old male pulled over in Chesterfield for driving while intoxicated could also face charges for violating Missouri gun law. The Chesterfield Police Department said the suspect had a loaded pistol in his glove box and was cited for illegal possession of a firearm. Missouri statutes state that it's illegal for intoxicated individuals to be in possession of a firearm if it's readily capable of lethal use and being handled in a negligent manner. According to the Chesterfield Police Department, the individual was stopped on Highway 40/I-64 at around 3:40 p.m. on Nov. 30.