An East Side man is facing a gun charge after he was arrested for driving under the influence.

New Castle police took Joshua Terrel Wright, 21, of 819 Harrison St. into custody about 3 a.m. Sunday after pulling him over on Spruce Street at East Washington Street.

Officers said Wright was stopped for driving without a valid registration sticker and he had two passengers in the car, one of whom gave a false name.

Police said Wright failed field sobriety tests and they learned he was wanted on an arrest warrant from the Pittsburgh police.

Wright, officers said, had stopped in a travel lane and none of the car occupants were licensed. The car was towed and as police conducted a search of the car they found a loaded gun under the passenger’s seat. Police reported the gun was registered to an individual who was not in the car.

Wright, who submitted to a blood alcohol test, told police he didn’t know anything about the gun, the report said.

Police said one of the two passengers in the car, Shakira Henley, no age or address available, was also jailed on a warrant.

In addition to DUI-related charges, Wright faces a charge of carrying a concealed firearm without a license.

He was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie, who set his jail bond at $5,000.

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