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Two arrested following traffic stop

Fountain Valley Police arrested two men early Tuesday morning on various charges during a traffic stop.

Police said officers stopped a car at 1:17 a.m. in the area of Filbert Street and Dandelion Avenue. As officers were conducting their investigation, the driver, who was identified as Hoang Le, 36, of Santa Ana, attempted to flee while he was seated on a curb.

Police said Le tripped as he was attempting to flee and was handcuffed by officers. The passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as Ricardo Sanchez, 31, of Orange, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. During a search of the suspect vehicle, officers found a stolen license plate and a loaded firearm, police said.

Le was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of stolen property, resisting a peace officer and possession of a concealed, loaded and unregistered firearm.

Sanchez was arrested for the outstanding warrant and for providing a false name.


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